harry potter

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
Daniel Radcliffe cries reading note from Jewish great-granddad on TV

The 29-year-old actor, learning that a police report stated, “Jews are so frequently responsible for the bringing down of their own business premises.”

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
Author J.K. Rowling attends the premiere of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" in Manhattan,
#Antisemitism: J.K. Rowling calls out racist tweeters

"Holding Jews collectively responsible for actions of the state of Israel. From the examples of antisemitic discourse in the IHRA's definition of antisemitism."

Author J.K. Rowling in London November 9, 2013
J.K. Rowling attacked on Twitter for lauding Israel's Eurovision win

Twitter users sent Palestinian flags while several hundred wrote,“Free Palestine,” and threatened to become “anti-Potterheads.”

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