Friday, July 27, 2007

Harry Potter Sikkum we'Siyyum

Erev Shabbos Koidesh Nahamu 5767

Hogwarts YeshivehThere was a shailah as to whether I could pick up the newly released Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for my friend on Sunday, as I hadn't gone to the mikveh that day. I did carry it in plastic which some say it acceptable bidi'eved, and was careful about kedushah and taharah.

I have already addressed the issue of the buying the book during the "Nine Days." My friend for whom I was shaliah mitzvah, had pre-ordered the book, thus avoiding this issue all together.

We were so anxious to read the book, that we didn't mehazer in hevrusa after every perek, let alone after every daf. I must admit, I did have to call him with a shailah about Godric Gryffindor's sword.

I'm sorry to add this spoiler, but we still don't know if Anthony Goldstein is halachicly Jewish, and thus whether we need to send a shaliah to address his Shabbos and kashrus needs, among others such as seeing if he needs a mezuzah for the Ravensclaw Common Room or getting him some tefillin.

At least one siyum took place in the Me'ah Sha'arim neighborhood of Jerusalem. I intend to make my siyyum on Shabbos.

The author J. K. Rowling really outdid herself!

And so to this tzadekes I say hazak, hazak, venihazek!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Haveirim in our Shannah Zayin Mahzor:
A review by Doodle Head
More evidence as to the Muslims' blasphemy can be found at Elder of Zion.
The archive of our Rosh Yeshiva's shi'urim may be found at the Harry Potter and Torah Blog.
Do a search for "Harry Potter" at Hirhumim to find posts regrading halocheh and midrashim from our Masgia'ah.


Sara with NO H said...

There was such a cute post on Harry Potter's Jewish monsters in the Jewish press.

Mr Bagel said...

I think you might appreciate this Ben-Yehuda
click here: Deathly Hallows

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