[PW] Fw: ? Earliest Use of "Live Long and Prosper" (Quotation Query#740)
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Tue Feb 16 16:06:31 PST 2016
Sue Kamm scripsit:
> When the Kohenim (usually men with a surname of Cohen or names
> related) bless the congregation, they cover their heads with a
> tallit (prayer shawl) and hold their hands with the fingers spread
> beneath the tallit during the blessing. I don't know if Leonard
> Nimoy was a Kohen.
I don't believe he was, but it was he who introduced the shin
(fingers-spread) blessing into _Star Trek_. He was raised Orthodox and
saw the gesture at shul.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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