Leonard Nimoy

Tim Boxer At Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

11/13/2013
Jewish Week Correspondent
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David Hirsch knows how to begin a speech. He quoted a great statesman who once said, “I was asked to speak, and you are stuck in the audience. Hopefully we will finish at the same time.”

American Friends of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra president David Hirsch and wife Rochelle Hirsch. Tim Boxer

Present At The Creation, And Beyond

Yehuda Avner, top aide to five Israeli leaders, stars in first part of film version of his monumental memoir, ‘The Prime Ministers.’

10/15/2013
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Yehuda Avner looks like a round-faced version of Fyvush Finkel and, like the actor, he has an avuncular, twinkly charm, sort of like a Yiddish leprechaun. So it comes as no surprise that his on-camera presence throughout “The Prime Ministers: The Pioneers,” a new documentary here on opening on Oct. 18, is one of the film’s greatest assets. Based on Avner’s enormous memoir of his nearly half-century as an aide to Israel’s leaders, the film, the first of two parts, is a frequently candid look at the inner workings of the Israeli government through war and crisis.

The Prime Ministers, Created by Nimrod Erez. Al Gilbert

The Picture Of Longevity

Leonard Nimoy, from ‘Star Trek’ to Jewish-themed photography, has lived long and prospered.

JNS.org
07/17/2013

Leonard Nimoy says there is a “strong strain of Judaism” in everything he does — including his famous on-screen hand gestures.

Leonard Nimoy gives the Vulcan hand gesture, modeled after the Jewish kohanim.  HAND PH

Captain Of Industry

05/28/2008
Assistant Managing Editor
He’ll never shake the association with a certain science fiction TV icon, nor does he want to. But the older he gets, the more William Shatner seems determined to eclipse that role with an astonishingly diverse litany of credits.
"The mystique of being Jewish is something you wear as part of you, as though it were clothing," says William Shatner.
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