One thing I should have added in my last post was the Jewish connection with Spock. I had know for a while that both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were Jewish. But what I found out a few days ago was where the Vulcan salute came from. I was curious and did a search on YouTube. I could tell you about it, but Nimoy does a much better job:
(if the below video does work, here’s a direct link)
So there you have it, the Vulcan salute is the name of God :D.
For more info on the Jewish connections in Star Trek, check out TrekJews.com run by Rabbi Yonassan Gershom.