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YouCrop Jay Michaelson works in two fields. First, Jay is the legal affairs columnist for The Daily Beast, a contributing editor to the Jewish Daily Forward, and a frequent media commentator on the intersections of law, religion, and sexuality.  Second, Jay is a well-regarded teacher of meditation in Buddhist and Jewish traditions.  He is the author of six books, and holds a Ph.D. in religion, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination.

Quick links:

  • Dr. Michaelson's new book, "The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path"

Recent media:

Dr. Michaelson on the ABC News podcast “10% Happier with Dan Harris” discussing meditation:




Dr. Michaelson on the Charlie Rose show discussing the Supreme Court nomination battle:



Dr. Michaelson’s work discussed on Meet the Press:

On MSNBC, discussing LGBT issues in West Africa:



Evolving Dharma promotional video:















And talking about the future of American Judaism on a Jewish Agency Podcast:

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