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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Watch the full two-hour interview.

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