Is Harry Potter a Jew? So intends to argue one presenter at an upcoming three-day conference on the popular series in Britain later this summer. Ynet reports,
One of the presentations will focus on the question of whether Harry Potter is, in fact, a nice Jewish boy.
Presenter Amy Miller believes the wizard created by JK Rowling has created “has a yiddishe neshama” – a Jewish soul.
“That Harry Potter could be called ‘a nice Jewish boy’ makes many people laugh, including me. He doesn’t wear a skull cap, or go to Hebrew school, or keep kosher,” she said.
“But he cares about how others are feeling, he is kind, and he defends his beliefs; these are a very few examples of proper Jewish behavior.”
So acting like a mensch makes you a Jew? If only being a Jew made you a mensch.