A new Haggadah inspired by J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter illustrates an analogy between the global best-seller’s main character and Yetzias Mitzrayim, the author told the UK’s Jewish Chronicle.
Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg, who leads a synagogue in Queens, NY, said of his self-published work, Unofficial Hogwarts Haggadah, “There are so many parallels between Harry Potter’s journey from unwanted orphan to the savior of wizardkind…uplifting the downtrodden, sharing our current wealth and prosperity with others, education, different learning styles, parent-child relationships, unconditional love and kinship with one another…”
Rosenberg said he was inspired to write the Unofficial Hogwarts Haggadah — categorized by Amazon as a “Jewish holiday best-seller” after hosting “Harry Potter Nights” for students he teaches in the Bronx. At those events, he said, he sorts the kids into the different “Hogwarts school houses” and they play Quidditch, a sport that features in the novels.
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