“Hollywood is not friendly to people of faith”
Actress Mayim Bialik, who also has a degree in neuroscience, is best known in Hollywood for her role as the quirky Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Blossom” on the NBC sitcom also called “Blossom.” But she is also known for another great reason. The 39-year-old actress is also known as a person of faith in the business.
Bialik, as Jewish woman, has consistently taken advantage of her celebrity platform to support causes important to her as well as share her message about modesty.
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The California-native tells FOX411 about the reaction on social media about a recent trip to Israel, visiting a friend in the Israel Defense Forces.
I’ve gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel,”
“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.”
She continues on with:
That reveals the truth. 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.”
This is when Bialiak received threats from fans about the trip. According to Fox, Bialiak adds on that “the entertainment industry isn’t friendly to people of faith either.”
I think in general it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” she states straightforwardly. “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.”
She then explains that, although 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.”
The mother of two says that she is frequently questioned about her belief in God since she has a degree in neuroscience. That “how she can believe in both God and science.”- FOX411
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.”
Modesty is something she greatly values in following Judaism.
Being a modest dresser, that for me is a certain amount of my religious faith — privacy and chastity. Just because I have a body, doesn’t mean it means to be on display.”
Just because Bialiak “doesn’t dress the way everyone else dresses,” she is often labeled as “prude.”
It’s important, especially for children and men and my sons to hear I’m not ashamed of my body, I just don’t feel the need to display it with two tiny pieces of fabric when I want to go swimming.”
The actress decided to create her own lifestyle website that will be discussing modesty as well as other great topics. She explains that this website will not be like other celebrities websites. Go Bialiak!