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.
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.
New York’s Lower East Side has witnessed a severe decline in its Jewish population in recent decades, yet every morning in the big room of the city’s oldest yeshiva, students still gather to study the Talmud beneath the great arched windows facing out onto East Broadway. Jonathan Boyarin, Cornell professor of Modern Jewish Studies, spent a year as student and observer and Yeshiva Days is the result – a uniquely personal account that explores Mesivtha Tifereth ...