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Judaism is the religion, philosophy, and way of life of the Jewish people. It is one of the oldest monotheistic religions, teaching the belief in one God, and strongly influenced the development of later Abrahamic faiths, including Christianity and Islam. The Torah is its foundational text and it encompasses the religion, philosophy, and culture of the Jewish people.
During Biblical times, the Israelites, an ancient Semitic people who preceded modern Jews, went to war against the Philistines. The Philistines hired a giant mercenary, Goliath, to fight for them, but he was ultimately slain by a young boy.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry taught students from multiple faiths. This included Jewish witches and wizards, such as Anthony Goldstein, who was neither the first nor the only Jewish student in the school's history.
Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry also taught students from multiple faiths, including likely Jewish witches and wizards, such as Porpentina and Queenie Goldstein, distant relatives of Anthony Goldstein. There were likely more Jewish students at Ilvermony than at Hogwarts, due to the larger Jewish population in America, New York specifically.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game) (Indirectly mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game) (Indirectly mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) (Indirectly mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Indirectly mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game) (Indirectly mentioned only)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) (Indirectly mentioned only)
- J. K. Rowling's Twitter account (Mentioned only)
Notes and references
- "Judaism" on Wikipedia
- Famous Wizard Card (Goliath)
- "‘Harry Potter’ Author J.K. Rowling Opens Up About Books’ Christian Imagery" from MTV.com
- J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) on Twitter: "OK, let me clarify that! Anthony isn't the first Jewish student, nor is he the only one. I just have reasons for knowing most about him!"
- J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) on Twitter: ".@benjaminroffman Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard."
- Pottermore - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Behind the Scenes Feature (see this image and this image)