Mike Cohen (@videoeditormike) has a nice blog post today called "What Star Wars Means to Me". I especially liked his description of how Star Wars made its way into his bar-mitzvah training:
In 7th grade Bar-Mitzvah class we had a guest speaker who used clips from Empire to show that Luke's Jedi training was similar to our Bar-Mitzvah training. Luke was becoming a man and learning the ancient tradition of the Jedi, while we were preparing to enter adulthood and learn to read from the ancient Torah scrolls. It was perhaps a stretch, but for the first time in 4 years, Hebrew school was meaningful to me.
By the way, I nailed my Haftorah (Korach in case anyone is wondering). I also rocked that white linen suit, don't you think?
There's much more, with lots of parallels to A Long Time Ago. Follow the link for the rest of the post.