Leonard Nimoy's Mame-loshn: A Yiddish Story

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Yes, Leonard (Leyb) Nimoy speaks Yiddish. Learn more about the man behind Star Trek's Spock, from his Jewish roots in Boston's heymish West End neighborhood to his stint working with the world-renowned Yiddish theatre director Maurice Schwartz. Explore our produced shorts, selected from the two-hour interview that follows Leyb’s early years all the way to the present. 



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Archival photographs courtesy of the West End Museum, the Jules Aarons Estate, Gallery Kayafas and Leonard Nimoy's personal collection.

Leonard Nimoy

Date: Oct 15, 2013
Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2013. P... More