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2013mpv3Dr. Jay Michaelson is the author of five books and over three hundred articles on religion, sexuality, law, and contemplative practice. He is a columnist for The Daily Beast and the Forward newspaper, and has been a professional LGBT activist and Jewish activist for fifteen years.

Jay’s¬†books include¬†Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment, the bestselling¬†God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality, and the landmark report¬†Redefining Religious Liberty: The Covert Campaign against Civil Rights.¬†He founded two Jewish LGBT organizations, and has supported the work of LGBT activists worldwide at the Arcus Foundation, the Democracy Council, and his new project at the Daily Beast, Quorum: Global LGBT Voices. Jay’s activist work has been featured on NPR, CNN, and in The New York Times.

A national voice of progressive Judaism and a teacher of Jewish and Buddhist meditation, Jay holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination.  He has held visiting positions at Brown University, Yale University, Harvard Divinity School, and Boston University Law School.  To learn more about Jay, click here.  And for information on how to bring Jay to your community, click here.  Welcome!



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