Monday, October 22, 2007

Boston's Jewish Advocate: Teaching Torah by Magic and Spells

This week's Jewish Advocate, published in Boston, has an article about Harry Potter and Torah titled Teaching Torah by Magic and Spells. Here's an excerpt and link:

When Dov Krulwich had some trouble engaging his young children in religious discussion around the Shabbat table, he turned to the narrative sensation that has been engaging children and adults alike the world over: Harry Potter. In the years since, Krulwich has grown his idea into a book, and “Harry Potter and Torah” was published in March.

“I found that if I could make analogies between the Jewish texts and Harry Potter, suddenly they were interested,” said Krulwich, 42, a Maryland native who now lives in Bet Shemesh, Israel. “The adults would become more interested, too.”


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