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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 21

Be Fruitful and Multiply

The Pater

Elliot Jager
Chair: Simon Hattenstone

In his provocative book, The PaterElliot Jager tackles a near-taboo topic: the Orthodox Jewish attitude towards infertility and what it feels like to be a childless Jewish man. In conversation with Guardian journalist Simon Hattenstone he also grapples with the concept of paternity and his complex relationship with his own father. 
 
Elliot Jager is a Jerusalem-based freelance journalist. He is a former editorial page editor at The Jerusalem Post, founding managing editor of Jewish Ideas Daily (now Mosaic) and was, until recently, a daily contributor to Newsmax. He holds a PhD in Political Science from New York University.
 
Simon Hattenstone is a feature writer and interviewer for The Guardian and has published two e-book compilations of interviews with actors and sporting giants.
                                                                          
 

Experience the event as it happened:

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Elliot Jager

Simon Hattenstone

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