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    J.K. Rowling Announces That There Was At Least One Jewish Student At Hogwarts

    "Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard."

    Benjamin Roffman, the "nerdiest kid in hebrew school" according to his Twitter bio, had a question for J.K. Rowling today regarding Jews at Hogwarts:

    @jk_rowling my wife said there are no Jews at Hogwarts. I’m a Jew so I assume she said it to be the only magical 1 in the family. Thoughts?

    The international best-selling author and savvy Twitter user responded within an hour:

    .@benjaminroffman Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard.

    Anthony Goldstein first appeared in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, according to the Harry Potter Wiki, and in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in which he "fought in the Battle of Hogwarts." His religion was never specified before today.

    Happy Hanukkah, Harry Potter fans!