Showing posts from March, 2016

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…