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‘Harry Potter’ star Jason Isaacs talks about his struggle with addiction

“Every action was filtered through a burning need I had for being as far from a conscious, thinking, feeling person as possible. No message would get through for nearly 20 years.”

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
05/08/2020

Daniel Radcliffe defends transgender women after JK Rowling sparks row

"We need to do more to support transgender and nonbinary people, not invalidate their identities, and not cause further harm."

By REUTERS
09/06/2020

New genus of pit viper discovered in India named after Salazar Slytherin

The house symbol of Slytherin is a snake and the colors are green and silver. Slytherin himself was a Parselmouth meaning he had the ability to converse with snakes.

Yiddish translation of 'Harry Potter' sells out in only 48 hours

Such success of a Yiddish publication is unprecedented, as few if any Yiddish books published outside the hassidic sector sell 1,000 in the span of a year.

11/02/2020

'Harry Potter' series receives official Yiddish translation

Translated by an Indian-American Orthodox Jew and published in Sweden, the story behind the translation is fascinating in its own right

09/02/2020
TRANSPORTATION MINISTER Israel Katz (right) and Ambassador Zhan Yongxin of China

'Harry Potter' fends off foreskin question

Margoyles, who is Jewish and worked with Radcliffe when she played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter films, is known for her potty mouth and fans love her for it.

Of pirates and underground worlds

Of pirates and underground worlds

A mythical tale with Harry Potter-level potential

By MARION WINIK
02/01/2020
Author J.K. Rowling in London November 9, 2013

JK Rowling stands by woman fired for transphobic comments

Maya Forstater was sacked from the Centre for Global Development after tweeting her opposition to a government proposal that would make it easier for transgender people to change their legal sex.

By REUTERS
20/12/2019
TRANSPORTATION MINISTER Israel Katz (right) and Ambassador Zhan Yongxin of China

Meet Naomi Ackie, the new face of a more inclusive galaxy

Consider it early preparation for her role as Jannah in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, J.J. Abrams’s final installment of the nine-film Skywalker saga that hits theaters December 20.

By TRACY BROWN/TNS
02/11/2019
TRANSPORTATION MINISTER Israel Katz (right) and Ambassador Zhan Yongxin of China

The Hanukkah song hidden in Harry Potter - In Hebrew

Though Sirius Black isn’t Jewish, the character sings a Hanukkah song in one scene.

By JTA
21/10/2018
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