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Jewish-Maori filmmaker Taika Waititi to write and direct new ‘Star Wars’ film

Jewish-Maori filmmaker Taika Waititi tapped to co-write and direct one of the three new Star Wars films now in planning.

Taika Waititi to write and direct new ‘Star Wars’ film

The Jewish connection to three Star Wars trilogies

Founding the legion of Star Wars loyalists and his own Star Wars connections in the Torah.

The Jewish connection to three Star Wars trilogiesplayer

Watch: A Star Wars Hanukkah

Six13 celebrates the miracle of Hanukkah and the release of the latest Star Wars movie with presents, dreidels, latkes, and music.

Watch: A Star Wars Hanukkahplayer

Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia of ‘Star Wars’ fame, dies at 60

Actress best known for iconic role of Princess Leia in Star Wars passes away following massive heart attack.

Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia of ‘Star Wars’ fame, dies at 60

Alden Ehrenreich tapped as Han Solo

Jewish actor Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo for a "Star Wars" prequel.

Alden Ehrenreich tapped as new Han Solo for 'Star Wars' prequel

Why scientists are fighting about Yiddish

Science has finally provided evidence that Yoda is a Jew — or at least he speaks like one.

Why scientists are fighting about the origins of Yiddish

Four Jews in running to play Han Solo in spin-off

Four up-and-coming Jewish actors make short list to play Star Wars role immortalized by Harrison Ford.

Four Jews in running to play Han Solo in new spin-off film

Star Wars VII takes Israel by Stormtroopers!

Fans from around Israel loved Star Wars The Force Awakens. And don't worry, no spoilers were revealed in the writing of this article.

Star Wars The Force Awakens takes Israel by Stormtroopers!

New Star Wars film premiers, fans call a classic

Rekindling the glory? Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in LA to rave review on Twitter and prospects of box office records.

New Star Wars film premiers, fans hail an instant classic

US Army Developing 'Star Wars Hoverbikes'

When will they bring in the light sabers? Engineers begin R&D on hoverbikes similar to those used in the sci-fi classic.

US Army Developing 'Star Wars Hoverbikes'