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Bar Mitzvah for Harry Potter?

4th August 2005

The Jerusalem Post reports on a paper given by Prof. Cia Sautter at the UK’s first Harry Potter conference, “Accio.” The paper, entitled “Blessed are you for Creating Harry: Jewish Affinity with Rowling’s tale,” argues that Harry Potter is a Kabbalist – or at the very least, he espouses some values and characteristics that make up that Jewish tradition.

Convinced? Judy Silkoff concludes her news story: “Unless J.K. Rowling decides to elaborate by entitling her next book Harry Potter and the Kiddush Goblet or Harry Potter and the Order of the Seder, we may never really know.”

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