JEDIS AND JEWS AND THE FORCE, OH MY!
I'm not the first to draw parallels between Judaism and the Star Wars movies, and others have done it better. But, I want to point out the similarity between the words Yehudi and Jedi. It's pretty much the same root, if you never noticed before. The Rebel Alliance always reminds me of the Maccabees--the few fighting impossible odds against the plentiful forces of oppression who would force their ways upon everyone. Plus, the Jedis are always referred to, rather contemptuously, by the Evil Empire as "that ancient religion."
And now, the 2001 population survey of Britain revealed that there are more Jedi Knights in England than there are Jews. Maybe those Jedis are also Jews. There are JewBus (Jews who are Buddhist)--maybe there are Jewdis out there, too.
If there are Jewdis out there, I hope the Empire doesn't find out. Cause if they've rebuilt the Death Star? We're screwed.
Thanks to Gilly for this one.