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J.K. Rowling: Yes, there are Jewish students at Hogwarts

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With Christmas just around the corner, many Harry Potter fans find themselves reminiscing about Hagrid’s 12 trees—which for some is then quickly followed by one burning question: Were there any Jewish students at Hogwarts?

In a recent fan Q&A on Twitter, one fan asked J.K. Rowling that question, to which she responded with a name: Anthony Goldstein was Jewish! Rowling then clarified: Goldstein wasn’t the only Jewish student; however, he’s the only one she knows by name.

With that special reason being…