Archive for February 2015

Leonard Nimoy reveals Jewish roots of Vulcan salute

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  Leonard Nimoy passed away today, one month short of his 84th birthday.  He is best remembered, of course, for creating the Vulcan character Mr. Spock in the original Star Trek television series. What is less well known, is that the Vulcan salute – and greeting – have Jewish roots.  In this video, Nimoy explains... Read more »

The Week In Judaism: Interfaith Weddings, Netanyahu, Huckabee and Hatikvah

The Week In Judaism: Interfaith Weddings, Netanyahu, Huckabee and Hatikvah
Here are a few interesting Jewish related stories which I came across last week. Interfaith Weddings On Tablet, Rabbi Adina Lewittes explains why she decided to officiate at interfaith weddings, even though it meant she would have to leave the Conservative Movement in which she has served for almost three decades. Although many Reform and Reconstructionist rabbis... Read more »