"Blessed art Thou, Lord our God, King of the universe, who forms light and creates darkness, who makes peace and creates all things..." -Traditional Jewish Prayer
"Justice, justice shall you pursue..." -Deuteronomy 16:20
We're big fans of the Jewish aspects of the Star Wars universe. The connections were probably unintentional, but they're there. In fact, our founder wroter an article about it before Maccabee Apparel was even a thing. (From Jediism to Judaism: Star Wars as Jewish Allegory (aish.com)) Consider:
* The Light Side and the Dark Side are part of the same Force. In a lot of real-world faith traditions, "God" and "The Devil" (or their equivalents) are polar opposites, in eternal conflict. In the Jewish tradition, all things emanate from the same Creator.
* Luke Skywalker studies under Master Yoda, a funny little sage with a questionable grasp of English grammar--but we bet his Yiddish is solid! The Hebrew word "yodea" literally means "I know."
* Stormtroopers are the quintessential bad guys; do we need to say more about this?
* Jedi is basically one syllable off from the Hebrew word for Jew. (Hence the title of our design.)
Maccabee Apparel invites you to join the ancient order of Jehudi Knights! Makes the perfect gift for any Bible/sci-fi enthusiast.