by Rabbi Micah Streiffer
Star Wars is very Jewish, and you don’t have to take my (or Mel Brooks’) word for it. Here’s some proof:
The word “Jedi” looks an awful lot like Yehudi, the Hebrew for “Jewish.”
Yoda, the most rabbinic of all creatures in the galaxy, has a name that is essentially like the Hebrew word for “knowledge” ( yada ).
Padawans gather in a training academy to learn ancient traditions that have been passed through the generations. Sounds...