A Child of Two Worlds: Nimoy, Spock, and the Jewishness of Star Trek
Recorded on February 24, 2021
Is Star Trek a Jewish text?
Each month, podcasters Hava Friedman and Josh Zel use Star Trek to boldly explore the worlds of Jews and Judaism. Join us as we unpack the Jewishness of Spock and examine how that legacy has shaped Star Trek and our own identities. We’ll question the role of Vulcans as “the Jewish Other” of the Federation and traverse the distance from Mount Sinai to Mount Selaya, contrasting Vulcan logical and classical rabbinic thought.
All attendees will want both Sefaria and Memory Alpha on stand-by as we open up to the audience for a competitive match of “Spock or Torah?”
This live stream Zoom event is presented in relation to the special exhibit Jews in Space: Members of the Tribe in Orbit, on view September 13, 2020 through April 11, 2021.