Father's Day Gift for the Childless Man in your life

Perfect for Father's Day for the childless man in your life. 
"The Pater: My Father, My Judaism, My Childlessness,"
by Elliot Jager 
(Amazon, Book Depository and other online booksellers)

Dear Pater readers, I have a new book. Very different.


Can I hear from you?

Dear Reader,

I am glad you stopped by and that you have heard of my book.

Please be in touch by visiting (and liking) my Facebook page

or email me at this address

I am happy to discuss my book at book clubs via Skype or in person.

What is my book about? Lots of things...

Childlessness from a man's perspective 
Jewish childlessness
Second Generation Holocaust
Lower East Side
Father-son relationships

It is not just my story. 

Elliot Jager
Jerusalem, Israel

Buy the book from Amazon.

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Jerusalem's Pomeranz Books
Be'eri 5 Street phone 02-623-5559
Just around the corner from the First Knesset (soon to be museum) on King George Street 

Purim and the Childless Man

With a hat tip to Rav Benji Siegel who brought it to our attention in shul last week -- look for the amazing similarities between the story of Joseph and the Esther story in the Megillah.

And in between Hamantaschen here is some more food for thought: 

Was Mordechai a childless Jewish man.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble both offer express services that allow you to gift a copy of The Pater to a reader you love in time for Purim.

In Raanana - Metro Tel Aviv Book Launch

The metro Tel Aviv launch of The Pater book will be held at Habayit Shel Benji on Tuesday March 15. 
Tel Aviv-based journalist, Algemeiner web editor and Israel Hayom & Jerusalem Post columnist Ruthie Blum will be in conversation with Elliot Jager. For security reasons, you need to RSVP, so please reserve your seat/s by sending email to

include your name, cellphone number and names of people attending with you; we will confirm receipt of your email and provide further details.

Proceeds from book sales will be donated to Habayit Shel Benji
Liberty Barnes, University of Cambridge sociologist & author:
"Jager has created a new genre of storytelling. Masterfully weaving together autobiography, genealogy, demography, politics, Bible stories, and interviews, Jager explores the cultural meanings of fatherlessness and childlessness in the notably pro-family context of modern Judaism. With fitting skepticism and good humor, Jager shakes his fist at God unti…

Jerusalem Launch Monday February 8, 2016 in dialogue with Start Up Nation author Saul Singer Moreshet Avraham Rechov Adam 22 East Talpiot 18:30

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This page last updated Feb 2, 2016 Jerusalem Book Launch & Sale
Monday February 8, 2016 
Elliot Jager in dialogue 
with Start Up Nation author 
Saul Singer 
Moreshet Avraham Rechov 
Adam 22 
East Talpiot 18:30

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JEWISH BOOK WEEK LONDONBe Fruitful and Multiply 
Elliot Jager
in dialogue with Simon Hattenstone of The Guardian Sunday, 21 February 2016 - 11:00am 
Location: St Pancras

Price: £6.50 
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 publi…