JERUSALEM (JTA) — Members of a Jewish nationalist group have written to Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli urging her not to marry her non-Jewish boyfriend, actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
"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," read a letter from the far-rightist Baruch Marzel on behalf of the Lehava organization, which is dedicated to preventing assimilation.
"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 letter reportedly concluded.
The letter comes after DiCaprio said in interviews earlier this month that he was thinking of getting married and starting a family. Refaeli also recently denied rumors that she was engaged to the actor after wearing a ring on her ring finger.