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Bimah Me Up, Scotty!


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/bimah_me_up_scotty_20031205

When Leonard Nimoy was creating the Mr. Spock character for "Star Trek" in 1966, he remembered a thrilling moment from his childhood Orthodox synagogue. It was Yom Kippur, and the Kohanim, representatives of the priestly tribe, swayed on the bimah, their long tallitot draped over their heads, their fingers spread in a V-shape.

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