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Lehava, a Israeli organization, has publically called for supermodel Bar Refaeli to dump her boyfriend, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and marry a nice Jewish man instead. The organization also sent a letter to Refaei’s mother. How inappropriate!
Carrie Sloan over at AOL’s Lemondrop recently posted a open letter to model Bar Refaeli, urging her not to dump Leo:
Dear Bar,
I know we don’t know each other. And I can’t say I know Leo well either. I saw him once on a street corner in New York, and he’s really cute, but not really my type. To each her own. Or so I wish.
Thing is, since the whole world is weighing in on whether the two of you should get married, I thought I’d wish you well … and say this: I think you can live happily ever after, even if you’re Jewish and he’s not. And I speak from experience.
I admit, my jaw hit the ground when I read about Lehava yesterday: An entire Jewish organization dedicated to breaking up relationships like yours!? And, well, mine. Before we go any further, I should tell you that I’m a non-Jewish girl married to a Jewish guy.
And even without an entire league of crazies pitted against us — sending my mom threatening letters about why we should end it, like they did yours — it hasn’t always been easy being an outsider who married in.
The thing is, it’s hard to find love. Maybe especially if you’re a supermodel. I mean, I don’t really know what that’s like, but I can see how being one of the most beautiful women on Earth could make you wonder: Does he really love me for my sense of humor!?
I’ve had to have a healthy one while dating, then marrying, Adam. Being an interfaith couple isn’t for the faint of heart: Even if everything’s cool between the two of you, the world has a way of inserting its beliefs in your relationship. As you know.
Read the rest of the letter on Lemondrop

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