Star Wars and Judaism Series Completed

This past Sunday marked the conclusion of my summer “Star Wars and Judaism” series, in which I held live Zoom sessions over the course of a dozen consecutive weeks. Taking place on Sunday evenings from late May through this past Sunday, I put together source sheets on Sefaria and held live Zoom sessions in which I discussed how scenes of the theatrically-released Star Wars movies compared and/or contrasted with Biblical and Rabbinic texts.

Here are all of the source sheets from this series:

  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

Now that the series is completed, I may be publishing the videos of the recordings of the series, as I recorded all of the session, except for the first session.

Stay tuned for those videos to be published….

“Star Wars & Judaism XII: The Rise of Skywalker” Zoom Session This Sunday Evening

The twelfth in a twelve-part Star Wars & Judaism series will be taking place this Sunday evening. Taking place at 8pm over Zoom, “Star Wars & Judaism XII: The Rise of Skywalker will incorporate scenes from The Rise of Skywalker. Comparing scenes from The Rise of Skywalker with Biblical and Rabbinic texts, a discussion will ensue and, as with all of the sessions in this series, there is no charge to attend this Zoom session.

This Zoom session will be recorded and published online at a later date.

“Star Wars & Judaism XI: Solo: A Star Wars Story” Zoom Session This Evening

The eleventh in a twelve-part Star Wars & Judaism series will be taking place this evening. Taking place at 8pm over Zoom, “Star Wars & Judaism XI: Solo: A Star Wars Story” will incorporate scenes from Solo: A Star Wars Story. Comparing scenes from Solo: A Star Wars Story with Biblical and Rabbinic texts, a discussion will ensue and, as with all of the sessions in this series, there is no charge to attend this Zoom session.

“Star Wars & Judaism X: The Last Jedi” Zoom Session This Evening

The tenth in a twelve-part Star Wars & Judaism series will be taking place this evening. Taking place at 8pm over Zoom, “Star Wars & Judaism X: The Last Jedi” will incorporate scenes from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Comparing scenes from The Last Jedi with Biblical and Rabbinic texts, a discussion will ensue and, as with all of the sessions in this series, there is no charge to attend this Zoom session.

Zoom Session on Star Wars & Judaism VII: The Clone Wars This Evening

The seventh in a twelve-part Star Wars & Judaism series will be taking place this evening. Taking place at 8pm EDT over Zoom, “Star Wars & Judaism VII: The Clone Wars will incorporate scenes from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Comparing scenes from The Clone Wars with Biblical and Rabbinic texts, a discussion will ensue and, as with all of the sessions in this series, there is no charge to attend this Zoom session.

If you would like to financially contribute to the supporting of this series (including Zoom costs (it’s more than a 40-minute session)), you are welcome to contribute here.

Sixth Zoom Session on Star Wars & Judaism This Evening

The sixth in a twelve-part Star Wars & Judaism series will be taking place this evening. Taking place at 8pm over Zoom, “Star Wars & Judaism VI: Revenge of the Sith” will incorporate scenes from Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Comparing scenes from Revenge of the Sith with Biblical and Rabbinic texts, a discussion will ensue and, as with all of the sessions in this series, there is no charge to attend this Zoom session.

If you would like to financially contribute to the supporting of this series (including Zoom costs (it’s more than a 40-minute session)), you are welcome to contribute here.