Star Trek’s Spock describes his Jewish roots

Adelle M. Banks |

ROCKVILLE, Md. (RNS) The V-shaped hand sign that made actor Leonard Nimoy famous as Mr. Spock may have seemed to be from a planet far away. But the “Star Trek” star who died Friday said he created it from childhood memories of his Jewish family.

The Occasional Pilgrim: Sinan Pasha Mosque (Photos)

The Occasional Pilgrim is an online feature from the staff of Religion News Service, highlighting pilgrimage destinations from around the world. In the heart of the Balkan city of Prizren, on the banks of the Bistrica River, stands the majestic Sinan Pasha Mosque, a relic of the newly-minted country of Kosovo‘s Ottoman past. Built in […]

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