Hannah Dreyfus is a former staff writer at the New York Jewish Week.
Happy Hanukkah from Hogwarts!
In a tweet yesterday afternoon that went viral, J.K. Rowling confirmed that there are in fact members of the tribe at the famous school for witchcraft and wizardry: in particular, Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw (those in the Ravenclaw house are known for their book smarts and acumen).
Just in case you don't recognize Anthony's name, Rowling clarified that he's not just any old wizard. He is one of the original forty students created in Harry's year. He was also part of Dumbledore’s Army and fought alongside his comrades at the Battle of Hogwarts.