Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Assimilation Has Forever Been One of the Enemies of the Jewish People

"Assimilation has forever been one of the enemies of the Jewish people," so writes Baruch Marzel in a letter leaked to the Los Angeles Times in 2010.

Marzel's letter was sent to Bar Rafaeli through her mother when rumors arised that she was considering marriage to Leonardo DiCaprio.  Rafaeli has once again captured the national spotlight when she was cast to kiss a nerd in GoDaddy's Superbowl commercial.

DiCaprio is not Arab, of course.  But for those concerned with the cultural implications of assimilation, it's not what Leo is but what he isn't -- Jewish.  
This isn't personal, wrote Marzel, who was careful to open his letter stressing that he "has nothing against Mr. DiCaprio, who I have no doubt is a talented actor." Still, he implores Refaeli: "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."
Related Links:

Time for Straigh-Talk About Assimilation

Anti-Assimilation Group Appeals to Zuckerberg


Anonymous said...

The funny thing is Bar Rafaeli's ancestors must have assimilated somewhat with Northern Europeans since she is a blue-eyed blonde. I don't think that is a natural phenotype of a middle eastern group.

Anonymous said...

I always grew up learning that assimilation was one of the great parts of the American melting pot. Now I hear older people complain that the melting pot is broken and that we are not assimilating immigrants like we did in the past.

If assimilation is the enemy of the Jews, and given the prominence of Jews in society today, might this be why assimilation is no longer pushed like it was a century ago?

Anonymous said...

Alan M. Dershowitz and Elliott Abrams both oppose miscegenation with Non-Ashkenazis. Google it. Both have written books trying to convince other Ashkenazis not to marry non-Ashkenazis.

Here's also another recent video of liberal Ashkenazis in Israel refusing to share a swimming pool with Africans:


And, mind you, it has been learned that Israelis have been giving black Africans birth-control without the Africans' knowledge: