Jewish Origins of the Vulcan Salute

One thing I should have added in my last post was the Jewish connection with Spock. I had know for a while that both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were Jewish. But what I found out a few days ago was where the Vulcan salute came from.  I was curious and did a search on YouTube.  I could tell you about it, but Nimoy does a much better job:

(if the below video does work, here’s a direct link)

So there you have it, the Vulcan salute is the name of God :D.

For more info on the  Jewish connections in Star Trek, check out TrekJews.com run by Rabbi Yonassan Gershom.

June 5th, 2009 by
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