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‘The Last Jedi’: an entertaining entry into Judaism-inflected ‘Star Wars’ series

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Posted: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:58 am

Given its Jewish screenwriter and Jewish director, the last installment in the “Star Wars” series, 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” occasioned a number of Jewish-flavored headlines, like “The Secret Jewish History of ‘Star Wars’ ” and “From Jediism to Judaism: Star Wars as Jewish Allegory.”

The latest film in the series, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” doesn’t have a Jewish writer or director, but its co-producer, Ram Bergman, is Israeli, and one of its stars, the late Carrie Fisher, was Jewish. And along with a sizable Jewish fan base, the entire “Star Wars” franchise is informed, some claim, by Jewish folklore and influence — as evidenced by subtle grace notes like those upside-down Hebrew letters on Darth Vader’s costume, for instance, although what the letters spell, if anything, is hotly contested online.

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