Parents and children already love the 'The Hogwarts Haggadah'

Posted April 12

Rabbi Moshe Rosenberg hopes you’ll use his latest novel to teach your child about Passover.

The book? “The Hogwarts Haggadah,” a guide to the upcoming Jewish holiday that uses character studies of Harry Potter to relate it to youngsters, according to Time.

“The Hogwarts Haggadah” is already the top-selling book on Amazon in both Judaism and Jewish holiday categories, according to Time.

Rosenberg told the Times of Israel that he started writing the book last year, but it’s been an idea of his “for years before that.”

The Queens, New York, rabbi wrote in the book that there are parallels between Harry Potter and the Haggadah that needed to be explored.

“There are so many parallels between Harry Potter’s journey from unwanted orphan to the savior of wizarding that I’m surprised this is the first major haggadah to be written about it,” he told the Times of Israel. “The Harry Potter books contain many of the key elements and lessons of the Exodus story — uplifting the downtrodden, sharing our current wealth and prosperity with others, education, different learning styles, parent-child relationships, unconditional love and kinship with one another, and so on.”

People have already started buying the new book.

One parent took the book delivery to the next level with a Hogwarts-themed letter.

Passover, which runs this year from Monday, April 10, to Tuesday, April 18, often tells a story centered around slavery, and asks that Jewish believers observe certain dietary requirements for eight days, according to Time.

The new book mixes pop culture with religious tradition, acting as ways for Jewish people to observe their faith and for non-Jewish believers to learn something new, PJ Media reported.

This new book may also inspire youngsters to read more about Passover.

“So the zeitgeist-y mix of magical lore and biblical story may get kids — and Potterhead adults — engaged in the tradition in a whole new way,” Time reported.


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