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J.K. Rowling Reveals There Was One Jewish Kid at Hogwarts

J.K. Rowling Reveals There Was One Jewish Kid at Hogwarts

J.K. Rowling just shared a fun revelation about the religion of one of the characters in Harry Potter!

The 49-year-old writer was asked by a fan named Benjamin Roffman if there were any Jews at Hogwarts.

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“Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard,” J.K. tweeted, in response to Ben‘s question.

In case you didn’t know, Anthony appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in which he took part in the Battle of Hogwarts.

Click inside to find out the one religion J.K. Rowling doesn’t imagine at Hogwarts…

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  • tom

    please stop with your stupid revelations, who cares its only fiction you can make up anything you want

  • Monica S.

    wow, made my day, LOL

  • DEADP00L

    Now we just need a muslim.

    *sigh* why cant people leave RELIGION OUT of things.

  • The Walking Cuban

    Heh, she’d do better with Christmas or halloween specials like Pixar does, but in the HP world. This stuff just seems like “oh, I forgot to mention”

  • Dee

    For future reference:

    Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Skylar Astin, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal.

    Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Nora Arnezeder, Goldie Hawn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Peet, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Barnes, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Dave Annable.

    Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: -Andrew Garfield, Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, Nicola Peltz, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Winona Ryder, Ben Foster, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz.

    Oh, and Ansel Elgort’s father is Jewish, though I don’t know how Ansel was raised.

    Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism -Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

  • vn_102

    Not sure why she kept on trying to do more PR with stories that ended long time ago.
    Stories that ended with crappilogue with disastrous couples that’s like written by bunch of tweens, only to regret it several years later.
    She should’ve made open ending, so she could pick up where she left of when she’s ready to write again many years later.