I’ve always read themes of Jewish history into Deep Space Nine as well (in my view: the Federation is the Catholic church, it’s post-currency society is the prohibition on usury, and the Ferengis are the Jews) it’s one of the reasons the show speaks so personally to me
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine In 82.5 Hours
Max Temkin

This supports something I wrote regarding commonalities in good stories. My hunch is that in order for a story to be good (or to become a classic), it needs to suggest deep truths about our existence. If you’re interested in reading my piece, click this link.