The Big Bang Theory may not take too much seriously, but actress Mayim Bialik’s religion is quite the serious topic. She says Jew hate is spreading around the world. Worse, even her own fans seem to hate that that she’s Jewish, and she says the reaction to Israel “should be alarming to most people.”
In a related report by the Inquisitr, actor Michael Douglas also said he experienced the rise of modern antisemitism first hand during his European family vacation.
In modern times, virulent Jew hate has spread all over the world. It was not too long that marches were held in France where Nazi salutes were thrown and people cried, “Death to the Jews!” This was not surprising, since polls reveal that 16 percent of French people support ISIS, and some attempt to justify the new wave of anti-Semitism in Europe as being based upon criticism of Israel’s policies. A reporter even tried walking through Paris while dressed as a Jew and was cursed and spat upon, and in England a London synagogue was attacked by thugs who were shouting, “Kill the jews!”
Some experts say the situation in Europe has not been this bad since 1938. But even Jewish Americans have felt the spread of anti-Semitism, and a wave of hate crimes against Jewish college students has started. Earlier in a 2015, a Jewish taxi cab passenger was accosted by the driver, who said, “All Jews must die!” In California, a homeowner flew a Nazi swastika flag which mimicked Israel’s flag, and when it was torn down the homeowner called this “Jewish terrorism.”
Mayim Bialik had a taste of this Jew hate during a recent trip to Israel. While the Big Bang Theory actress believes “it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” she seemed surprised that her own fans were hostile about her being Jewish.
“I’ve gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel,” Mayim Bialik said, according to Fox News. “That’s what’s amazing… simply by going to Israel this summer and saying nothing more than, ‘I’ve gone to Israel,’ I got the same amount of hatred and threats and anti-Semitism for actually making a statement trying to support people whether I like it or not are serving in an army. It really doesn’t matter what I support or believe, the fact that I’m Jewish and go there is enough — that should be alarming to most people.”
The Big Bang Theory actress says she studies Jewish religious texts on a weekly basis. She also likes to congregate together with fellow Jews.
But the actress is also a real-life neuroscientist and she says some people can’t comprehend how she can be both a scientist and a Jewish believer.
“Being a scientist and a person of faith, people want to know how that is. It leads to a lot of interesting conversations that I welcome but a lot of people want to open up a conversation just to tell you, you’re wrong,” Mayim Bialik said. “I am who I am and it just kind of happened the fact that I’m a public person but there are a lot of other parts to me.”