Whether you are a student of religious learning, a fan of Harry Potter or just someone who likes to consider the important questions of life this book is for you! Moshe Rosenberg, a rabbi and educator, uses Jewish tradition and Harry Potter as the twin prisms through which to examine everything from friendship to free choice, prejudice to prophecy and rule-breaking to repentance. Along the way he demonstrates how popular literature like Harry Potter can be used to teach timeless, ethical concerns, from coping with loss to affirming human dignity in ourselves and others.
Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg has crafted a free-flowing work that seamlessly overlaps popular modern literature with timeless and authentic Jewish values. Hopefully, children and adults alike will be drawn in by their love of Harry Potter, only to be exposed to another Jewish world even more magical in nature. --Rabbi Steven Burg, International Director, National Council of Synagogue Youth
About the Author
Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg is the spiritual leader of Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills, New York, and a Judaic Studies educator at SAR Academy in Riverdale, New York, as well as a former high school English teacher. His writings on religion, ethics and Jewish law have appeared in The Forward, The Jewish Week, The Los Angeles Jewish Journal and The Journal of Halakha and Contemporary Society, among other national publications, and his Harry Potter Club at SAR was featured in the New York Times. He lives in Queens with his wife Dina and their seven children.