Star Wars & Judaism

Over the course of the summer of 2020, I led a series on Star Wars & Judaism, looking at all of the theatrically-released Star Wars films and comparing/contrasting them with corresponding Biblical and Rabbinic texts. This series took place over the course of twelve consecutive Sunday evenings on Zoom, finishing in August 2020.

Educators and anyone else are welcome to these source sheets, as well as remixing them:

  1. A New Hope
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Return of the Jedi
  4. The Phantom Menace
  5. Attack of the Clones
  6. Revenge of the Sith
  7. Star Wars The Clone Wars
  8. The Force Awakens
  9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  10. The Last Jedi
  11. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  12. The Rise of Skywalker

Whether you are a rabbi or other Jewish educator, you are welcome to either use these for classes of your own, or even to remix them for other uses.

Additionally, I recorded the sessions (except for the first one), which are all available here:

  1. A New Hope
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Return of the Jedi
  4. The Phantom Menace
  5. Attack of the Clones
  6. Revenge of the Sith
  7. Star Wars The Clone Wars
  8. The Force Awakens
  9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  10. The Last Jedi
  11. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  12. The Rise of Skywalker