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The Jewish Story Behind Spock

October 2, 2014 | by Leonard Nimoy and Wexler Oral History Project

Leonard Nimoy, who passed away last week, explains how the hand-gesture of the Priestly blessing became Spock’s Vulcan salute.

Leonard Nimoy, the legendary actor known to the world as Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, died last Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. In the video below, Mr. Nimoy explains the Jewish connection to the Vulcan salute.

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