(AP) - It's true what Adam Sandler says. There are "so many Jews
are in show biz." But when they were going up, many of them felt
out of place.
For Leonard Nimoy, growing up Jewish in a Christian neighborhood
of Boston was like growing up Vulcan in a neighborhood full of
Nimoy says he felt he didn't fit in, especially around Hanukkah.
As a boy Nimoy desperately wanted a Christmas tree. He says it
was quite a battle in his house. Nimoy says he finally persuaded
his parents to let him hang some tinsel on a rubber plant.
"The Daily Show" comedian Jon Stewart is also Jewish, but he says
he doesn't remember much "religiosity" in his household when he
was growing up. "I think we lit candles occasionally," Stewart
tells AP Radio.
For Nimoy, Stewart, all the people in Adam Sandler's song, and
Jewish boys and girls everywhere, Hanukkah comes early this year,
beginning Friday at sundown.