After my dear friend Leonard Nimoy died recently, I was reminded of the time in 2011 when I first
introduced him to Americans for Peace Now-- a shiddach worth celebrating. What was born of this relationship was
a fundraising letter that he enthusiastically endorsed.
In my March 4th tribute to
Leonard published in Tablet, I
noted, "When I've asked other celebrities to sign a petition, ad, or call to action—whether about peace or women's
issues—they usually want to know who else is signing; they need cover; they need time to consult their friends,
managers, or agents to be sure they're not risking their public image. Not Leonard. He simply read the suggested
draft, tweaked a few sentences, then put his name to the letter, which closed with a plea for a tax-deductible
contribution to APN -- and the inside Spock joke, "Dare I say it? It's the logical thing to do."