Jewish actress Mayim Bialik recently visited Israel and afterwards was visited by a wave of anti-Semitism on social media.
Mayim Bialik has been part of two very popular television shows in her career: Blossom, the 90’s hit in which she played the title character and The Big Bang Theory on which she plays Amy Farrah Fowler.
Despite that, she feels like the pursuit of her faith makes her a bit of an outcast in Hollywood, reports Fox News.
Bialik, who is Jewish, recently visited Israel, and then she was visited by a wave of negativity on social media. As she put it, she did nothing more than say “I’ve gone to Israel” and was greeted with “anti-Semitism.”
The 39-year-old actress has a few practices inspired by her faith that might also put her at odds with the Hollywood set. Bialik does not use social media on the Sabbath, and also chooses not to flaunt her body “with two tiny pieces of fabric when [she] wants to go swimming,” reports The Blaze.
Big Bang Theory star says she was target of anti-semitism simply for VISITING Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.http://t.co/mcQBmmOBWt
— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) August 24, 2015
Recently Bialik launched her own website called Grok Nation, through which she will address contemporary issues and topics she finds important. For the past few years, she has written for the Jewish parenting site Kveller, reports the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
i don't know what it means to be trending worldwide on FaceBook but my publicist says I was doing that today. So that happened.
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) August 24, 2015
Bialik is used to defending her beliefs in the religious venue. She is often asked how she can have a degree in neuroscience and still believe in God. “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 hangs strong, even in the face of those who either question her faith, or flat out tell her she is wrong.
Bialik was also filmed for a confessional-style video on Yahoo! where she answers questions about her first celebrity crush, the worst thing she read about herself on the internet, and names the theme song for her life right now.
The ninth season of The Big Bang Theory will begin airing in September.