Hi all, as you may or may not know I am an extreme bookworm! After many years of not wanting to read it, I decided to finally read Harry Potter. I loved how interesting it is and I was hooked.

Harry Potter is also relatable and has so many Jewish lessons. In the beginning, Harry lives with the horrible Dursley’s and one day he gets letters from Hogwarts explaining how he has been accepted into Hogwarts School of Wizardry.  He realizes how he is different and how exciting it is, not only to get away from the Dursley’s, but to  explore his powers and be with other Wizards.

This is similar to when a Jewish girl may feel alone and doesn’t have the ability to let her soul – Neshama shine. However, when she is with other Jewish girls or in a community she will eventually feel comfortable to shine her inner light.

Another lesson that I learned was from Harry, Ron, and Hermione who sneak out after dark, get in trouble, and risk there lives just to save others. Obviously, you should make sure you are safe, but it’s important to help save others. If you ever feel like you are in  an uncomfortable situation, get help and get out.

Another important thing is to find a mentor you can trust to help you grow spiritually and physically. Harry Potter is friendly with a few of his teachers/professors including McGonagall, Dumbledore, Lupin, Hagrid, and many people in his Hogwarts house.