Leonard Nimoy: Yiddish Roots (DVD)
A set of two short films from the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project
Leonard Nimoy's Mame-loshn: A Yiddish Story is a nine-minute film about Leonard (Leyb) Nimoy, z"l. Nimoy was Star Trek's Spock—but he was also a Yiddish speaker with Jewish roots in Boston's heymish West End neighborhood who early in his career worked with the world-renowned Yiddish theater director Maurice Schwartz.
Live Long and Prosper: The Jewish Story Behind Spock is a five-minute film about the Jewish story behind the hand gesture he made famous through his role as Spock on Star Trek.
Running time: 14 minutes