Be Fruitful and Multiply

Elliot Jager

21/02/2016 12:00 pm
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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.

Simon Hattenstone

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.

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