The Yiddish Book Center's

Wexler Oral History Project

A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.

Leonard Nimoy's Mameloshn: A Yiddish Story

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Yes, Leonard Nimoy speaks Yiddish. Learn more about Leonard (Leyb) Nimoy from his Jewish roots in Boston's heymish West End neighborhood to his brief stint working with famous Yiddish theatre maven Maurice Schwartz in these video highlights from the Wexler Oral History Project's interview with the man made famous by his role as Spock on Star Trek.

This is an excerpt from an oral history with Leonard Nimoy.

This excerpt is in Yiddish and English.

Leonard Nimoy was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1931. Leonard died in 2015.

This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.