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Leonard Nimoy’s Totally Campy ‘80s Pop Cameo

By On October 5, 2016

  If you’re a Gen X’er, you may remember Information Society, that crazy-haired ‘80s synthpop band with the No. 1 single “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy).” The 1988 club hit makes… Read More

Star Trek: Where Rabin's Descendants Live Long and Prosper
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Trekkie Fan Fiction: Where Rabin’s Descendants Live Long and Prosper

By On November 3, 2015

It’s been 20 years since Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination and two decades deeper into the conflict, the beloved statesman is missed now more than ever. Rabin’s legacy continues to reverberate through the generations—not… Read More

The Only Leonard Nimoy Documentary You'll Ever Need
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The Only Leonard Nimoy Documentary You’ll Ever Need to Fund

By On June 29, 2015

  Did you know that Spock’s Vulcan salute was an homage to the Kohanim, the sort which Leonard Nimoy observed as a child? The youngest son of Ukrainian immigrants, Nimoy’s first language… Read More

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Where Star Trek and the Great American Songbook Meet the Jews

By On April 13, 2015

What happened to the classic songs of the 1930’s and ‘40s? The standards of the Great American Songbook crooned by Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee or Ella Fitzgerald (and later made unforgettable by… Read More

The 1975 Jewish Celebrity Cookbook That Only a Turkey Could Hate
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The 1975 Celebrity Kosher Cookbook That Only a Turkey Could Hate

By On November 26, 2014

We love it when celebrities share their favorite recipes with us. But we have to say, modern celeb/chefs like Jessica Seinfeld and even our beloved Mayim can’t hold a candle to the… Read More

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The Talmud of Star Trek

By On May 26, 2014

The Talmud says that killing a single person is like destroying the entire world. In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Inner Light” (1992), writer Morgan Gendel took the concept literally. Inspired… Read More

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First Jewess in Space

By On March 8, 2013

Stereotypes of Jewish women abound—overbearing Jewish mothers, JAPs, wizened bubbes from the old country—but nothing pokes holes in these stereotypes like Judith Resnik: engineer, astronaut, and first Jewish woman in space. Resnik, the… Read More

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Worf Is Jewish

By On March 17, 2011

Star Trek: The Next Generation was the second iteration of the iconic 1960s science-fiction TV show. It was praised for its vision of a future that wasn’t distant and mechanical, but undeniably human–even in… Read More