Jewish actor Alden Ehrenreich was officially introduced as Han Solo during a Star Wars panel in London
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Your new Star Wars star is Alden Ehrenreich, a ‘Jewish prince of the Palisades’ who was discovered after a video he made with a buddy was shown at a bat mitzvah
Many narratives from Star Wars and Jewish history run parallel. Will ‘The Force Awakens’ get back to basics?
Gut-check inspiration from a midnight first showing of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
Devotees of Star Wars and the Bible have something in common: they have expanded the universes of each text through sheer creativity, even taking ownership of them along the way
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a Star Wars fanatic. But now—as an adult, an Orthodox Jew, and a parent concerned about Hollywood’s morals—I’m resisting the urge to see the new movie.
J.J. Abrams’s reboot features an X-wing resistance starfighter named Ello Atsy. A new trailer for the most Jewish Star Wars to-date premieres Monday night.
Musical team Strouse and Adams wrote songs for a ‘Star Wars’ musical that never happened. It doesn’t sound pretty.
Jew or Jew not. There is no try.
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