Mayim Bialik recently dished about her religion and emphasized that she doesn’t fear revealing her views. And although Big Bang Theory actress Mayim recently received a backlash after visiting Israel, Bialik feels that sharing her religion is worth the negative feedback, reported Fox News.
In her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on Big Bang Theory, Mayim dresses modestly, and that value is real for the 38-year-old Jewish actress. But Bialik revealed that she was shocked when she received anti-Semitic comments just for traveling to visit a pal in the Israel Defense Forces.
“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.”
Mayim feels that those threats showed the truth, which is that just by going there, Bialik upset some people. And she also revealed that in addition to her own backlash about being Jewish, she feels that Hollywood in general shuns religion.
“I think in general it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” declared Mayim. “There are people I know of faith and we tend to congregate together. I study Jewish texts weekly.”
Bialik added that she values that her religion is always with her but confessed that she dislikes the bureaucracy in some forms of organized religion. But Mayim emphasized that her faith is strong.
“I have an unwavering faith in a power greater than myself and I don’t think that will change any more than my belief in gravity will change,” said Bialik.
To observe her religion, Mayim shuts down her social media for the Sabbath. While Bialik celebrates her religion in ways ranging from attending synagogue to preparing Sabbath dinners, her belief in Jewish law is firm.
“I believe in [Jewish law] but I also believe in the permeability and changeability in the structure of Jewish law and I think Judaism has always adjusted to the times that it lived in and it’s adjusting in the time we are in now,” added Mayim.
Bialik responds to those who ask why her neuroscience education doesn’t clash with her religion by explaining but admits that she feels some want to challenge her without listening.
“A lot of people want to open up a conversation just to tell you, you’re wrong,” added Mayim.
Bialik also takes care in her attire, which she says is part of her Jewish religion.
“Being a modest dresser, that for me is a certain amount of my religious faith — privacy and chastity,” explained the actress.
And that’s one of the subjects that Mayim’s followers can look forward to learning more about on her new site, called GrokNation.com. Bialik emphasized that it will be different from celebrity web sites such as Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP.
In terms of her religion, Mayim previously slammed Ariana Grande for wearing minimal attire on a billboard, reported Us Weekly.
“I am old-fashioned. My kids have clothes they wear only to synagogue… I dress modestly. I don’t want my kids learning about sex from billboards. Stuff like that. Which is why a few billboards I have seen lately really bug me,” wrote Bialik on her blog.
“There is one for Ariana Grande… Based on the billboard, she sells lingerie. Or stiletto heels. Or plastic surgery because every woman over 22 wishes she has that body, I’m sure. Why is she in her underwear on this billboard though?”
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