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Is Harry Potter Shomer Shabbat?

Not being the biggest fan of the Harry Potter books, I have enjoyed the movies, I am having quite the time observing from the sidelines all the latest about the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Iyov has linked to many of the attempts at derashing Harry Potter, but you knew that there had to be some real Torah involved, well here it is…

Ultra-Orthodox Lawmakers Slam Harry Potter Launch on Shabbat

Is all of this anticipation a taste of that for the coming of the Messiah? Oy vey, maybe Harry’s the Messiah himself, and if he dies…Moshiah! Moshiah! Moshiah! (You know the tune) Ay Yay Yay Yay Yay….

(Warning: the video contains music which may be objectionable to some people during the nine days. If you qualify, try to watch it after Tisha B’av.)

One Response to “Is Harry Potter Shomer Shabbat?”

  1. 1
    Menachem Mendel:

    Why are you posting music on the Nine Days?!
    Rafael V Rabinovich | Homepage | 07.17.07 – 4:51 pm | #

    Honestly, it slipped my mind and it was too funny to pass up. Additionally, you don’t have to listen to it (I’ll post a warning). Also it is a recording and not live, a distinction which is important to some, and it might be described as music that praises God.
    Menachem Mendel | Homepage | 07.17.07 – 11:17 pm | #

    You’d be interested in:
    http://www.harrypottertorah.com
    http://harrypottertorah.blogspot.com

    –Dov
    Dov | Homepage | 09.29.07 – 6:10 pm | #

    Michael,
    I was looking for something and came across another posting on your blog. A few years ago, my son asked me a question while we were at a Smith Shabbat Dinner: “Abba, can you ride a broom on Shabbat?” I answered: “No but you might be able to apperate.”
    Bruce
    Bruce Bromberg Seltzer | Homepage | 01.19.09 – 10:37 pm | #

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