Leonard Nimoy

Remembering Leonard Nimoy, A Serious Jew

03/04/2015 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

I can only imagine that, after everything I’ve written the past few weeks about Bibi, Barack, and the “Situation,” and having just come back from the AIPAC Policy Conference, you might expect me to write about all that … And you’d be completely justified in assuming that I would.

Courtesy of Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Dr. Spock, Z''L: Live Long And Prosper

03/01/2015 - 19:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

In 1986 Leonard Nimoy interrupted an extremely hectic day of post-production of the latest Trekkie epic, “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” to welcome me to the Paramount lot in Los Angeles. Besides continuing his role as Dr. Spock, he was also director of the film. On his desk I noticed a book, “Hannah Senesh: Her Life and Diary,” with an introduction by Abba Eban.

A polaroid of Spock in civilian dress. Tim Boxer/JW

Tim Boxer At Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

11/12/2013 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

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.’
10/14/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

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.
07/16/2013 - 20:00

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

05/27/2008 - 20:00
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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