Jewish extremists are urging supermodel Bar Refaeli not to marry her Leonardo DiCaprio because it would dilute the Jewish race, according to media reports.
Granted, Bar Refaeli marrying anyone will dilute DNA in some capacity. But come on … it’s Leonardo DiCaprio. So he’s not Jewish … nobody’s perfect, right?
Far-rightist Baruch Marzel wrote a letter to the Sports Illustrated model on behalf of nationalist group Lehava, which aims to fight assimilation among Jews.
“It is not by chance that you were born Jewish. Your grandmother and her grandmother did not dream that one of their descendants would one day remove the family’s future generations from the Jewish people,” the letter states.
“Assimilation has forever been one of the enemies of the Jewish people.”
Is Leonardo DiCaprio out to assimilate the Jewish faith?
Lehava in Hebrew means “flame” but it is also an acronym for “Preventing Assimilation in the Holy Land.” According to the group’s Facebook page, it aims to provde assistance to Jewish girls in relationships with non-Jews, and especially Arabs.
Marzel says he “has nothing against Mr. DiCaprio, who I have no doubt is a talented actor.” Still, he urges: “Come to your senses, look forward and back … not only the present. Don’t marry Leonardo DiCaprio, don’t harm the future generations.”
Okay, look. Can’t we just agree on two things?