Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Mr. Spock the pointy-eared, cerebral Vulcan, on the Star Trek series, died on February 27, 2015. Soon after his death the YouTube below went viral. In it, Nimoy talks about his Jewish family background and how the famous Vulcan hand signal, which Mr. Spock used on the popular series, had a Jewish root from synagogue worship which he experienced when he was young!
Nimoy's parents, Dora and Max Nimoy, were from Iziaslav, Ukraine. Leonard was born in Boston March 26, 1931. Whether or not you are or were a Trekkie, enjoy this interview!