Be Fruitful and Multiply
In his provocative book, The Pater, Elliot 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.
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.Elliot Jager
Elliot Jager worked in the NYC government for 23 years while lecturing in politics at various universities. He is a former editorial page editor at The Jerusalem Post, edited the Jewish world pages at The Jerusalem Report, and was founding managing editor of Jewish Ideas Daily. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University in politics, an M.A. in international relations from NYU, and a B.A. in Judaic Studies from Brooklyn College.