It's easy to feel like a wizard in a world of muggles when you're Jewish at Christmastime.
J.K. Rowling gets it. So she was quick to reply when a Jewish fan tweeted at her with the following urgent question about wizard religion:
@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?
— ben (@benjaminroffman) December 16, 2014
Just one hour later, Rowling replied:
.@benjaminroffman Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) December 16, 2014
Anthony Goldstein! Of course! Everyone's favorite Ravenclaw background character, who first appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as a member of Dumbledore's Army.
Who needs a Harry or a Hermione when we have Anthony Goldstein? Okay, sure, I was rooting for Dumbledore or at least McGonagall, but no, no, Anthony Goldstein's great, too. I totally remember him from the books.
Major big deal wizard guy. Can't wait for Adam Sandler to put this famous Hogwarts bocher in his next Hanukkah song.
Have a Dementor-free Hanukkah, y'all.