Trusting in a Higher Power
LYRA ERSO: Jyn. You know where to go, don’t you? Trust the Force.
JYN ERSO: You’re all rebels, aren’t you?
SENATOR MON MOTHMA: Yes, but Saw Gerrera’s an extremist. He’s been fighting on his own since he broke with the Rebellion. His militancy has caused the Alliance a great many problems. We have no choice now but to try to mend that broken trust.
There were certain zealots among the people of Jerusalem. The Sages said to them: Let us go out and make peace with the Romans. But the zealots did not allow them to do this. The zealots said to the Sages: Let us go out and engage in battle against the Romans. But the Sages said to them: You will not be successful. They arose and burned down these storehouses [ambarei] of wheat and barley, and there was a general famine.
CASSIAN ANDOR: That’s not the point. Where did you get it?
JYN ERSO: I found it.
K-2SO: I find that answer vague and unconvincing.
JYN ERSO: Trust goes both ways.
Lies & Distrust
SAW GERRERA: Lies! Deceptions! Let’s see it. Bodhi Rook. Cargo pilot. Local boy, huh?
BODHI ROOK: Uh-huh.
EDRIO TWO TUBES: This was found in his boot when he was captured.
BODHI ROOK: Okay, I can hear you. He didn’t capture me, I came here myself. I defected, I defected.
SAW GERRERA: Every day, more lies.
BODHI ROOK: Lies? Would I risk everything for a lie? No, we don’t have time for this! I have to speak to Saw Gerrera before it’s too late.
JYN ERSO: Hope?
CASSIAN ANDOR: Yeah. Rebellions are built on hope.
one example: Korah rebellion
CHIRRUT ÎMWE: May the Force of others be with you. May the Force of others be with you.
Protectors of Temple
JYN ERSO: Who are they?
CASSIAN ANDOR: The Guardians of the Whills. Protectors of the Kyber Temple. But there’s nothing left to protect, so now they’re just causing trouble for everybody.
(א) בִּשְׁלשָׁה מְקוֹמוֹת הַכֹּהֲנִים שׁוֹמְרִים בְּבֵית הַמִּקְדָּשׁ, בְּבֵית אַבְטִינָס, וּבְבֵית הַנִּיצוֹץ, וּבְבֵית הַמּוֹקֵד. וְהַלְוִיִּם בְּעֶשְׂרִים וְאֶחָד מָקוֹם. חֲמִשָּׁה, עַל חֲמִשָּׁה שַׁעֲרֵי הַר הַבַּיִת. אַרְבָּעָה, עַל אַרְבַּע פִּנּוֹתָיו מִתּוֹכוֹ. חֲמִשָּׁה, עַל חֲמִשָּׁה שַׁעֲרֵי הָעֲזָרָה. אַרְבָּעָה, עַל אַרְבַּע פִּנּוֹתֶיהָ מִבַּחוּץ. וְאֶחָד בְּלִשְׁכַּת הַקָּרְבָּן, וְאֶחָד בְּלִשְׁכַּת הַפָּרֹכֶת, וְאֶחָד לַאֲחוֹרֵי בֵית הַכַּפֹּרֶת:
(1) In three places the priests keep watch in the Temple: in the chamber of Avtinas, in the chamber of the spark, and in the fire chamber. And the Levites in twenty-one places: Five at the five gates of the Temple Mount; Four at its four corners on the inside; Five at five of the gates of the courtyard; Four at its four corners on the outside; One at the offering chamber; One at the chamber of the curtain, And one behind the place of the kapporet.
(א) בִּשְׁלשָׁה מְקוֹמוֹת הַכֹּהֲנִים שׁוֹמְרִים בְּבֵית הַמִּקְדָּשׁ. בְּבֵית אַבְטִינָס, בְּבֵית הַנִּיצוֹץ וּבְבֵית הַמּוֹקֵד. בֵּית אַבְטִינָס וּבֵית הַנִּיצוֹץ הָיוּ עֲלִיּוֹת, וְהָרוֹבִים שׁוֹמְרִים שָׁם. בֵּית הַמּוֹקֵד, כִּפָּה, וּבַיִת גָּדוֹל הָיָה, מֻקָּף רוֹבָדִים שֶׁל אֶבֶן, וְזִקְנֵי בֵית אָב יְשֵׁנִים שָׁם, וּמַפְתְּחוֹת הָעֲזָרָה בְּיָדָם.
(1) In three places the priests keep watch in the Temple: in the chamber of Avtinas, in the chamber of the spark, and in the fire chamber. In the chamber of Avtinas and in the chamber of the spark there were upper chambers where the youths kept watch. The fire chamber was vaulted and it was a large room surrounded with stone projections, and the elders of the clan [serving in the Temple] used to sleep there, with the keys of the Temple courtyard in their hands.
Trust in Higher Power and No Fear
CHIRRUT ÎMWE: I’m one with the Force and the Force is with me. I’m one with the Force and the Force is with me.
BAZE MALBUS: You pray?
CHIRRUT ÎMWE: I’m one with the Force and the Force is with me.
BAZE MALBUS: Really?
CHIRRUT ÎMWE: I’m one with the Force and the Force is with me.
BAZE MALBUS: He’s praying for the door to open.
CHIRRUT ÎMWE: It bothers him, because he knows it is possible. Baze Malbus was once the most devoted Guardian of us all.
CASSIAN ANDOR: I’m beginning to think the Force and I have different priorities.
Rabbi Elazar also said: "Since the day the Temple was destroyed, the gates of prayer were locked, as it is said, 'Though I plead and call out, He shuts out my prayer' (Lamentations 3:8); and even though the gates of prayer were locked, the gates of tears were not locked, as it is stated: 'Hear my prayer, Lord, and give ear to my pleading, keep not silence at my tears' (Psalms 39:13)."
SENATOR VASP VASPAR: We joined an Alliance, not a suicide pact!
BAIL ORGANA: We’ve only now managed to gather our forces.
SENATOR NOWER JEBEL: Gather our forces? General Draven’s already blown up an Imperial base!
GENERAL DAVITS DRAVEN: A decision needed to be made.
SENATOR TYNNRA PAMLO: If it’s war you want, you’ll fight alone!
SENATOR VASP VASPAR: If that’s the way it’s going, why have an Alliance at all?
תני ר' שמעון בן יוחי עקיבה ר' היה דורש (במדבר כ״ד:י״ז) דרך כוכב מיעקב דרך כוזבא מיעקב.
ר' עקיבה כד הוה חמי בר כוזבה הוה אמר דין הוא מלכא משיחא
א"ל ר' יוחנן בן תורתא עקיבה יעלו עשבים בלחייך ועדיין בן דוד לא יבא.
א"ר יוחנן שמונים אלף זוג של תוקעי קרנות היו מקיפין את ביתר וכל אחד ואחד היה ממונה על כמה חיילות והיה שם בן כוזבה והיה לו מאתים אלף....
Rabbi Shimon, son of Yohai taught: “Akiva, my master, would interpret the following verse: ‘A star (kokhab) shall come forth out of Jacob’ (Num. 24:17) ― ‘Kozeba shall come forth out of Jacob.’”
When Rabbi Akivah saw Bar Kozeba, he said, “This is the King Messiah.”
Rabbi Yohanan, son of Toreta, said to him, “Akivah, grass will grow on your cheeks, and the Messiah will not yet have come!”
Rabbi Yohanan said, “There were 80,000 pairs of trumpeters that surrounded Betar. Each one was in charge of a number of troops. Ben Kozebah was there, and he had 200,000 troops...."
CASSIAN ANDOR: They were never going to believe you.
JYN ERSO: I appreciate the support.
CASSIAN ANDOR: But I do. I believe you. We’d like to volunteer. Some of us... ... most of us, we’ve done terrible things on behalf of the Rebellion. We’re spies. Saboteurs. Assassins. Everything I did, I did for the Rebellion. And every time I walked away from something I wanted to forget, I told myself it was for a cause that I believed in. A cause that was worth it. Without that, we’re lost. Everything we’ve done would have been for nothing. I couldn’t face myself if I gave up now. None of us could. It won’t be comfortable.
(טו) רַבִּי טַרְפוֹן אוֹמֵר, הַיּוֹם קָצָר וְהַמְּלָאכָה מְרֻבָּה, וְהַפּוֹעֲלִים עֲצֵלִים, וְהַשָּׂכָר הַרְבֵּה, וּבַעַל הַבַּיִת דּוֹחֵק:
(טז) הוּא הָיָה אוֹמֵר, לֹא עָלֶיךָ הַמְּלָאכָה לִגְמֹר, וְלֹא אַתָּה בֶן חוֹרִין לִבָּטֵל מִמֶּנָּה. אִם לָמַדְתָּ תוֹרָה הַרְבֵּה, נוֹתְנִים לְךָ שָׂכָר הַרְבֵּה. וְנֶאֱמָן הוּא בַעַל מְלַאכְתְּךָ שֶׁיְּשַׁלֵּם לְךָ שְׂכַר פְּעֻלָּתֶךָ. וְדַע מַתַּן שְׂכָרָן שֶׁל צַדִּיקִים לֶעָתִיד לָבֹא:
(15) Rabbi Tarfon said: "The day is short, and the work is plentiful, and the laborers are indolent, and the reward is great, and the master of the house is insistent."
(16) He [Rabbi Tarfon] used to say: "It is not your duty to finish the work, but neither are you at liberty to neglect it; If you have studied much Torah, you shall be given much reward. Faithful is your employer to pay you the reward of your labor; And know that the grant of reward unto the righteous is in the age to come."
Sending One Whom One Trusts
May the Force Be With Us