Dec 17, 2014 04:31 PM EST

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter Author Revelation Of Jewish Wizard Character Coincides With Hanukkah


J.K. Rowling - The author of the famous Harry Potter series has revealed that there is a Jewish wizard in Hogwart School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Reports indicate that on Tuesday while involved in a Twitter Q&A session with fans, the 49-year-old revealed that Anthony Ravenclaw Goldstein, a minor character, was Jewish. She said this in response to a question by a fan called Benjamin Roffman.

"My wife said there are no Jews at Hogwart's," Roffman tweeted."I'm a Jew so I assume she said it to be the only magical 1 in the family, Thoughts?"

J.K. Rowling replied by tweeting, "To everyone asking whether their religion/belief/non-belief system is represented at Hogwarts: the only people I never imagined there are Wicans."

"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," she added.

Many have taken J.K. Rowling's revelation of the wizard as a gift to Jews as start to celebrate "Hanukkah."

Her revelation comes after she disclosed feeling guilty about killing one of her creations, Florean Fortescue, a minor character in the series.

"I seemed to have him kidnapped and killed for no good reason. He is not the first wizard whom Voldmort murdered because he knew too much (or too less), but he is the only one I feel guilty about, because it was all my fault," she wrote.

According to reports, the British author has promised Harry Potter fans early Christmas gifts on fan site Pottermore. Rowling promised to post new magical material on the site for 12 days until Dec. 25. The gift started on the 12th of this month.

Today, she posted a riddle which left some fans to question if they wanted to be teased. Some say they would rather wait for years for a new Harry Potter book than have essays and riddles dangled in front of them.

The riddle was- "In an orphanage in London where Tom Riddle resides; A suited wizard visits him, it's quite a surprise. After showing the boy magical tricks of all sorts, What future Headmaster offers him a place at Hogwarts?"

The success of the Harry Potter franchise has left many asking about J.K. Rowling's net worth. Rowling, who is both the author and producer of the books and movies series, is estimated to be worth around $1 billion.

The bulk of her income comes from the highly successful Harry Potter books and movies. However, her status as a billionaire has seen changes, which experts attribute to her enormous charitable efforts and Britain's high taxes on its wealthy citizens. 

However, with the much anticipated release of the new Happy Potter movies scheduled to hit theaters on Nov.16.2016, J.K. Rowling's net worth is sure to rise magically.

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