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Israeli Group Urges Bar Refaeli Not to Marry Leonardo DiCaprio

Goy Toy: Israeli Group Urges Bar Refaeli Not to Marry Leo

Look, we know Leo has lost much of his boyish good looks, but we certainly think he's still marriage material. Then again, we don't have a Jewish mother country to please. Baruch Marzel, on behalf of Israeli Nationalist group Lehava, sent Israeli model Bar Refaeli, and her mother, a letter urging her to ditch her non-Jewish boyfriend, Leonardo DiCaprio.

“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. Assimilation has forever been one of the enemies of the Jewish people . . . Come to your senses, look forward and back too — and not only the present. Don’t marry Leonardo DiCaprio, don’t harm the future generations.”

The words "Don’t marry Leonardo DiCaprio, don’t harm the future generations" are so wonderfully absurd that just reading them makes me happy I got out of bed today. Is there even a word for a male shiksa?

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LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
I agree about the anonymous posts. Most of them have been hateful and of poor quality. They add nothing to positive group discussion. Perhaps, someone should start a community group on this? Then, Sugar would witness the power behind the numbers. :)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Haha, you mean there were more obnoxious, badly spelled, and/or intolerant comments on here? Shocking ;)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
"Bar looks ugly in this picture. Her mouth shape is gross. She always looks like she has a scowl. Eeew. " What, exactly, did this anonymous comment add to the discussion. Go away now, please.
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 7 years
To the ignorant people calling this racism: For the record, Judaism is a religion, not a race. Caucasian, African-American, Asian, all those are races - i.e. the color of your skin and the historic origins of your ancestors. Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, those are all religions - belief systems. Frankly, I find it offensive that you refer to anyone's concern about their religion dying out as racist... but considering how ignorant you must be about the difference between race and religion, I suppose I should just be grateful you aren't Jewish. I would hate for you to be connected to me even on an ancestral level.
Spacekatdude Spacekatdude 7 years
Now, on to the topic at hand. I don't agree with Baruch Marzel, but I understand where they're coming from. I once dated a girl who was Basque, and there was a LOT of pressure on her to marry someone who's Basque. The Basque people for thousands of years have clung to a tiny, rocky, inhospitable bit of land (which straddles Spain and France), fighting off or avoiding incursions and advancing armies of Spaniards, French, German, Romans, Visigoths, etc. Their land is basically a cross-roads where invading armies going up and down Northern Europe have to pass through. They were bombed for no reason by the Germans at Guernica, and their language was outlawed under Francisco Franco. They have a language like no other extant language. Being 100% Basque is important to them, as is the idea that they've survived literally thousands of years of onslaught. The Jewish race is similar in a lot of ways. Surrounded by enemies. Enslaved by the Babylonians. Enslaved by the Egyptians. Slaughtered by the Nazis. Encircled by enemy Arabs. Their history of persecution denied by the current leader of Iran. So I can understand where Baruch Marzel is coming from. The marry an outsider is to deny a history of oppression, is to destroy the efforts of generations to keep an oppressed people together. Another thing is that when you marry someone, you don't just marry that person - you marry into their family, you marry into their people, their race. Whether you like it or not. I'm Chinese, and for SKG, part of dating and marrying me was understanding that there were some people who wouldn't approve of a mixed relationship. It's good to know the context, and then make your decision anyway. Thus, Bar and Leonardo should go ahead and marry if they think it's right for them. Other people can have an opinion, but ultimately it's their decision.
Spacekatdude Spacekatdude 7 years
I'll add my voice to the chorus saying that anonymous comments should not be allowed. I came late to the discussion, but SKG filled me in one some of the horrible stuff that was said. This shouldn't be a place where anonymous jerkazoids should be allowed to say nasty things and have it stand.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
I'm in agreement with the banning of anonymous comments. and tres, please respond to us. Don't ignore what loyal users are asking for.
cirrus1701 cirrus1701 7 years
I totally agree with the others about the anonymous comments! Does somebody have the troll-b-gone spray anywhere?
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Tres, I'm in agreement with many of the commententors here - MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, THE ANONYMOUS COMMENTS ARE RUDE, RACIST, AND DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO THE DISUCSSION. PLEASE STOP ALLOWING COMMENTS FROM NON-REGISTERED USERS. Comments like "the sooner the Jews die out the better" do not belong here.
franceslopez franceslopez 7 years
Tres, please please please put a stop to the anonymous comments. Signing up to the Sugar network is SO easy, anyone can do it, there is no reason to be commenting anonymously.
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 7 years
I say, be worried if someone you're concerned about is about to marry an alien. Or a serial killer. I'm not making light of the situation. Just think about what I'm saying.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
This is about religion, not racism. Racism has to do with color/culture. I will agree that it sounds prejudiced. It's none of their business & how dare they impose! It's none of our business, either! :faint: I wish them love, peace, & happiness. :) :flower:
zeze zeze 7 years
I respect all the people on here saying faith is important and marrying within your faith is equally important - but you guys are missing the point IMHO, you are assuming Bar shares that same faith. Maybe she is Jewish by blood, but doesn't really care for the religion, or maybe she sees things differently and has other priorities besides the importance of securing bloodlines? And that is where the "absurd" comes in, it is her beliefs, her faith, she must act according to that, not what we think her beliefs should be.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
so it's ok to some because this was coming from a religious place and not a racial place? That's ridiculous. If that was a german man telling a german woman not to marry an african man then EVERYBODY would be bashing him. I can't believe the hyprocrisy on this site sometimes. tres, skg, mamacita: I agree with you guys
lala788 lala788 7 years
i'm an israeli too , i can't believe someone has the nerve to ask Bar not to marry Leo , just b/c he is not Jewish . if the man is a good , loving , caring and trustworthy - i don't think his religion makes any different . and this person who send her the letter should mind her on damn business...
dani19 dani19 7 years
im actually from israel and to say the truth most israelis cannot stand bar rafaeli. everyone in israel is required to serve in the military (the only way to avoid this if your a woman is if your married, sick, or religious) and bar got married for exactly two years and then divorced him. but besides that point i cannot believe the gall of that group telling bar who to marry. i think that is beyond obnoxious and non of their business. i understand that they want to keep israeli faith alive but in the end its the persons individual decision on what they are going to stay to true too. and this is by no means racial! thats the silliest thing i heard, this is defiantly religious! whoever said racial just shows they know nothing about the jewish faith. it would have been racial if they demanded her to marry only an israeli.
franceslopez franceslopez 7 years
Spacekatgal, I'm so with you on the banning Anonymous commenters. And possibly even filtering comments. I'm all for free speech but some things genuinely do not advance the cause of free speech and vicious, anonymous comments are among them.
ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 7 years
As a Jewish woman I don't think the concept is absurd - my family - my ancestors - were Jewish through the Romans, the Greeks, the Christians, Turks, Cossacks, and dozens of other repressive regimes. They kept their faith against terrible conditions, often under penalty of death. 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust and millions more suffered horribly before and during because of their faith. And still we are Jews. If you're not Jewish then I guess you can't appreciate how powerful it is - intrinsic in who you are. To intermarry, to throw it all away and assimilate and let go of our faith would be a horrible betrayal. I pity those of you who do not have that relationship with your faith, but to make light of it is incredibly offensive and hateful. You might think such a letter is nosy, but to openly mock it is to mock thousands of years of Jewish tradition and faith.
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