Thursday, March 27, 2008

Afikomen present for Harry Potter fans

Looking for an afikomen present for Harry Potter fans?

If they're teenagers or older, how about the book Harry Potter and Torah?

You can buy it through Amazon or Barnes and Noble, or at Jewish bookstores in New York, New Jersey, Seattle, and Israel.

More information is available on the book's home page or blog, or by e-mail at

Site for mobile blog browsing:

I'd like to suggest that anyone browsing here on a cellphone or mobile device check out

It's a site for browsing on a cellphone that restructures sites, especially blogs and news sites, to fit well on a cellphone-sized screen. Their biggest innovation is working specifically with blogs and news sites, using RSS to get just the content.

Here's how the Harry Potter and Torah blog looks through Mippin:

Each article can be browsed and read easily, and note that the picture at the bottom is shown at a size that's appropriate for the screen.

But when I browse to the blog directly, instead of using Mippin, I see the following rendition of the blog, as written for a computer screen but shown on the cellphone:

and then when I scroll down, I see this:

All in all, Mippin makes blogs and (reportedly) news sites much easier to read.


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Harry Potter and Purim

Purim is coming!

For a Harry Potter related thought about Purim, you can see an article I wrote last year titled The King's Magical Book:

I also related to Purim briefly in talking about the power of attributing ideas to people who said them.

There are several more Purim-related ideas in Harry Potter and Torah, and I'll try to write more between now and Purim. But I want to take this chance to wish everyone a fun and happy Purim!

Dov Krulwich

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Back in stock in Ramat Beit Shemesh

Harry Potter and Torah is now back in stock in Yerid HaSefarim in Ramat Beit Shemesh. It's also still in stock at Sefarim Ve'Od in Beit Shemesh.

In the USA, you can buy it at J Levine Judaica in Manhattan, Judaica House in Teaneck, and Tree of Life Judaica in Seattle.

Or of course, you can buy it on-line from anywhere.