A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away lived a 900-year-old being named Yoda. Although the pointy-eared, elfin Jedi was masterful with a lightsaber, wielding wisdom was his truest strength.
Revered for his knowledge by generations of Jedi warriors- including Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker- Yoda embodied the ancient Jewish teaching that says, "With age comes wisdom, and understanding comes with length of days." We searched the galaxy from Naboo to Tatooine and discovered for ourselves what any droid could have told us: Yoda's cryptic comments often resemble truths taught by Jewish elders. Surprised, we wondered if Yoda might be Jewish. After all, when his name is written in Hebrew, it shares the same letters as the Hebrew word for knowledge- y'diah. Download the article and read on if you're not convinced!