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Jewish Themes in Star Trek: Where no rabbi has gone before!


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
  • "Who is a Jew" 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!

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Table of contentsEdit

  • Chapter 1: In the Beginning...
  • Chapter 2: Great Bird of the Galaxy
  • Chapter 3: Who are the Jews?
  • Chapter 4: Live Long and Prosper
  • Chapter 5: Pointed Ears and Jewish Noses
  • Chapter 6: Patterns of Force
  • Chapter 7: Vulcans, Romulans, and Israelis
  • Chapter 8: The Great Triad – Kirk, Spock, and McCoy
  • Chapter 9: From Generation to Generation
  • Chapter 10: Between Two Worlds
  • Chapter 11: Ferengis are Us??
  • Chapter 12: Assimilate This!!
  • Chapter 13: The God Thing
  • Chapter 14: The Good and Evil Within
  • Chapter 15: The Quest for Eden
  • Conclusion: The Journey Continues
  • Appendix A: Vulcan's Forge and Well of Souls
  • Appendix B: The Torah of Star Trek
  • Appendix C: Jewish References in TOS Trek
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