Hanukkah is a great time to discuss hedonism, the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of ethical principle, which the Hellenists nurtured so enthusiastically. I would like to present an idea that may sound novel to many of you, but is actually at the basis of Jewish thought. Read more: Maccabees vs. Greeks, Round II | The Times of Israel http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/maccabees-vs-greeks-round-ii/#ixzz3LxlGJWOu
Some Jewish tombstones display 2 hands arranged for the priestly blessing. Priests (Kohanim) are assumed to be descendants of Aaron, brother of Moses and the first Kohen. And, yes, this symbol is like the Vulcan hand greeting (“live long & prosper”), suggested by Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), who saw the blessing in synagogue as a child. He modified it, as Vulcans use only 1 hand.