Jewish Themes in Star Trek

Jewish Themes in Star Trek

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Rabbi Gershom takes you where no rabbi has gone before! You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy this well-researched and reader-friendly journey into Jewish themes, actors, writers, in-jokes and subtexts in the Star Trek Universe. Inspired by a class he taught at the Minneapolis Talmud Torah, the book explores such things as: The Jewish origin of the Vulcan salute; How Vulcan culture is based on rabbinical Judaism; qWho is a Jewq among Trek characters in episodes, movies and the novels; How Talmudic logic helped expand the Star Trek universe; Why Ferengi values are NOT Jewish values -- and much more!course, there is the classic set of Groucho Marx glasses with a mustache, bushy eyebrows, and a big nose. ... Although nose jokes do get a laugh, many Jews now look upon them as a self-hating phenomenon similar to earlier generations of African-Americans straightening their hair in order to ... Very early in the series, Spocka#39;s ears became a metaphor for ethnic pride versus melting-pot assimilationism.

Title:Jewish Themes in Star Trek
Author:Yonassan Gershom - 2009


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