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Dr. 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!