Mayim Bialik On Religion

Published: August 24, 2015

Mayim Bialik On Religion, Mayim Bialik, pictured at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in May, says her Jewish faith is not popular in Hollywood.
“Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik doesn’t have much faith that the entertainment industry holds her religious beliefs in high regard.

The 39-year-old actress, who has been very vocal about her connection to her Jewish roots, told Fox411 over the weekend that she answered to a higher power than studio execs.

“I think in general it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” she told the news network.

“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.”

Bialik, who has a doctorate degree in neuroscience, added that she took flak for her conservative dress in a town where the emphasis usually is on showing off as much as possible.

“Just because I have a body, doesn’t mean it (needs) to be on display,” said Bialik, the mother of two sons.

‘When you’re a person of faith, it stays with you all the time’
Worse, though, has been the vitriol heaped her way on social media over her ties to Israel.

“I’ve gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel,” Bialik told FOX411 of a recent visit to a friend in the Israeli Army.

“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.”

“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.”

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