With a growing family Betty was prepared to settle down with a sober gentile, for a change, but her new love interest had other plans. A few months before the end of the show's two-year run (for which Betty would win a Tony Award) Len headed for greener pastures.
She was also friendly with pedigreed gentile politicians like Adlai Stevenson and Jack Kennedy. Reading Ms. Bacall's autobiography you would think there were no Jews in show business.
The only one she mentions is Kirk Douglas, whom she had a crush on when she was a teenager. Betty and Kirk were roughly the same age but the other people in her inner circle were Bogie's contemporaries. As the years passed, so did virtually all of the colleagues and friends she loved and admired.
As her life drew to a close, Betty/Lauren/Bacall/Bogart/Robarts, who chose to live as a gentile among gentiles, claims the only thing she was left with was her Jewish identity.
How could this insignificant dot on the world map, in a little over half a century, become a world leader in internet technology, agricultural innovation, medicine, physics, etc.
It's almost as miraculous as the fact that the Nobel committee would award 22% of it's prizes to an ethnic group that constituting 0.2% of the world's population, in spite of the fact that everyone hates them?
"It's hard to be a Jew," the saying goes, but its not impossible.
Judaism isn't an evangelical religion, but the study house door is always open. Converting to Judaism is the opposite of qualifying for the Catholic priesthood: no one is called but anyone can become one of the "Chosen."
The Nazi characterization of the Jews as a "race" ignores the fact that "Jewish blood" (one drop of which is enough to pollute the stream) is indistinguishable from gentile blood. Ditto "Jewish noses." Jews come in all shapes, sizes and colors of the rainbow.
When a rich businessman asked Rabbi Akiva to sum up the talmud, while "standing on one foot," the learned sage said: "Don't do to anyone else what you wouldn't want them to do to you. All the rest is commentary."
Surrounded by fanatical theocracies, that stone young women to death for refusing to wear a veil, the State of Israel has just defeated a motion to impose the death penalty on terrorists by a vote of 96 to 4.
Yet Israel is singled out by the UN as the Middle East's chief perpetrator of "war crimes."
So they do their best to snuff it out.
There's an old joke about the Jew who prayed to God: "Do us a favor; choose someone else."
The only special status "The Chosen People" are entitled to is priority seating in gas chambers and extermination camps.