Mayim Bialik is best know for her role as “Blossom” on the NBC sitcom of the same name and as the quirky Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory,” but the 39-year-old is also known as a person of faith in Hollywood, Fox News reports.
Bialik, who is Jewish, recalled a recent trip to Israel that caused quite a stir on social media.
“I’ve gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel,” she told FOX411. She was visiting a friend 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.”
“I think in general it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” she said candidly. “There are people I know of faith and we tend to congregate together. I study Jewish texts weekly. That’s something really positive to me when you’re a person of faith, it stays with you all the time.”
The California-native explained that while she doesn’t like “the bureaucracy of organized religion,” she does “believe in a power greater than” herself.
“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,” she stated. “In terms of observance, my social media shuts down for [the Sabbath] and sometimes we go to synagogue, sometimes we stay at home and we do [Sabbath dinners]…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.”
(I have spoken with several Christians who work in film entertainment. To my surprise, they said they do not feel mistreated by Hollywood. I commend Bialik for standing up for her beliefs. This article also gives more details on her stand for keeping her appearance modest; I think that’s awesome. From what I read, she is on a journey to know God. Yahweh will make Himself known to whomsoever shall seek Him. I pray that Bialik will one day know the true Messiah, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who fulfilled all of the Messianic prophecies in the Bible as the Son of God. Isaiah 53:5 is one of many, many Old Testament references to Jesus. Here are more: https://bible.org/article/messianic-prophecies)