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Sitting Shiva for ‘Star Trek’

Stupid and short-sighted TV executives manage what entire fleets of Klingons never could: Destroying the USS Enterprise and its precious progressive legacy

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God and Spock in Space

For many, a new Star Trek series is an event of quasi-religious significance. For me, it’s a reminder of an actual religious awakening, brought on by one wise Vulcan.

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Master and Commander

Episode 93: Actor Jonathan Frakes, better known as Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Toronto talk show host Fred Kuhr

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New ‘Star Trek’ Show Names Cheder-Educated Jason Isaacs as the Series’ Latest Jewish Captain

Star Trek continues its reign as the Jewiest sci-fi series of all time … and a Harry Potter villain becomes a Starfleet hero

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Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Fascinating’ Life

A new children’s book delves into the ‘Star Trek’ star’s Jewish biography

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How to Be a Better Person, Month by Jewish Month

Elul, the last month of the Hebrew calendar, presents us with the opportunity to reflect and repent before the High Holdays. So why not do this during the entire year?

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Kobayashi Maru

What ‘Star Trek’ can teach us about no-win situations

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Actor Anton Yelchin, the Son of Russian Refugees, Dies at 27

Best known for his role as Chekov in the ‘Star Trek’ movies, Yelchin wore a hamsa and Star of David around his neck

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy’s Wise Jewish Soul

Letty Cottin Pogrebin offers a moving tribute to her longtime friend

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Last-Minute Purim Costumes: A Guide for the Perplexed

Embrace your laziness! Repurpose the crap you already have at home!

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Five Reasons Spock Was the Quintessential Jew

And why Purim is the perfect holiday for the beloved Star Trek character

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A Family Says Goodbye to Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek, and especially Mr. Spock, loomed large in our mythology

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Leonard Nimoy on Spock, Yiddish Theater, and the Vulcan Symbol’s Jewish Inspiration

An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish

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Jewish Fanfiction Creates an Alternate Literary Universe

The X-Men have a Seder. Hogwarts gets a kosher kitchen. And everyone from Ivanhoe to Big Bird to Captain Kirk gets a rewrite.

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Out of This World

It’s time we update our pantheon of Emotional Canadian Jews: Like Leonard Cohen and Drake, William Shatner lays his soul on the track with abandon

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Sundown: Sarkozy and Obama Chastised

Plus Syria’s tragedy, ‘Neo’ is a Jew, and more in the news

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Andrew Koenig, of ‘Growing Pains,’ Found Dead

Jewish actor was son of Walter, of ‘Star Trek’

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