Live Long and Prosper

On Friday, Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played the unforgettable Vulcan character Spock in the Star Trek series, died. In this 2014 video, Nimoy explains the Jewish story behind the hand gesture he made famous through his role as Spock. Watch the video and then discuss the following questions:

  • Were you a fan of Star Trek? What inspired you about the series and its characters?
  • The story behind Spock’s famous hand gesture is rooted in the idea that there are certain gestures or rituals that bind groups of people together. What gestures or rituals do you consider part of your cultural heritage? Your Catholic tradition?
  • What rituals have you established with your close friends or even personally and spiritually that define who are you today?