Leonard Nimoy: “Zayn oder nit zayn? Ot vos s’iz di frage.”

Actor Leonard Nimoy (1931 — 2015) recites Hamlet’s soliloquy in Yiddish, his family’s first language, during a 2013 interview with Christa Whitney. From the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project.

In the 1950s, when not in the Army, Mr. Nimoy appeared in some Yiddish Theater productions in Los Angeles:


h/t: Josh Jones, Open Culture


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