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press coverage of jay michaelson

Times of Israel · January 25, 2016

"s a spiritual Jewish environmentalist, I have been thinking all day about Jay Michaelson’s recent piece in “The Forward,” “Why Most Jewish Environmentalism is Useless.” While his argument for change on a macro level is indisputable, his assertion that most Jewish environmentalism is useless is very problematic. "

Jerusalem Post · December 17, 2015

"Rabbi Dr. Jay Michaelson, a Jewish scholar, activist and cultural commentator, has undergone many changes and transitions throughout his life."

Wisdom Daily · October 28, 2015

"Have you ever picked up a book knowing that its arrival in your life at precisely this moment was a gift? That was my sense when I held Jay Michaelson's The Gate of Tears, subtitled "Sadness and the Spiritual Path." As I delved into the book (out this month in paperback), that sense only deepened."

State of Belief Radio · October 03, 2015

"Jay has an exciting new perspective to share in his latest work The Gate of Tears: Sadness and the Spiritual Path, which has been called, “A Stunning antidote to the plethora of ‘get happy’ guides.” Today on the show Jay will discuss his new book, and will offer his thoughts on the relationship between happiness and spirituality in our everyday lives."

Sun Sentinal · September 18, 2015

"The next day (Thursday, Sept. 17), Coulter defended her comments to Jay Michaelson of The Daily Beast — an American news reporting and opinion website focusing on politics and pop culture. Coulter told Michaelson that she doesn't hate Jews — just the Republican Party candidates sucking up to them — and that the whole controversy was all based on a misunderstanding."

Huffington Post · September 10, 2015

"There's been much debate stirring over whether or not the decades-old Burning Man festival has become too costly, and therefore stratified, in recent years, but according to Daily Beast columnist and veteran "burner" Jay Michaelson, those splurging at the event are only doing themselves a disservice."

Huffington Post · August 26, 2015

"Jay Michaelson, a well-known rabbi and LGBT activist, will co-lead the Shabbat service at Milk & Honey, a camp of roughly 75 Burners that is embedded in Jewish tradition but welcomes spiritual seekers of all types. Originally called Sukkat Shalom, meaning “shelter of peace” in Hebrew, Milk & Honey and its Friday Shabbat service will provide an inclusive and ecstatic experience of Judaism that Michaelson says is lacking in more traditional places of worship."

Huffington Post · August 12, 2015

"Prosecutorial misconduct is a reality. So is the lack of any meaningful legal recourse for its victims. Over at The Daily Beast, Jay Michaelson uses the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri to draw attention to this pressing and increasingly well-documented problem."

Interfaith Voices · July 02, 2015

"Will the landmark decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide spark a showdown between gay rights and religious freedom? A Rabbi Jay Michaelson and a conservative Christian weigh in."

National Public Radio · April 02, 2015

"JAY MICHAELSON: This turns RFRA's logic on its head - so not just a case where I want to practice my private religious practice. But I, as someone who wants to restrict the rights of others, should be allowed to do so."

Media Matters · March 26, 2015

"As legal and religious scholar Dr. Jay Michaelson noted, these unintended consequences amount to a broad license to discriminate against LGBT people, because state RFRA laws could allow "individuals and businesses [to] exempt themselves from anti-discrimination laws by proffering religious objections to them.""

Washington Post · March 25, 2015

"In 2009, Jay Michaelson, writing at the Forward, penned a controversial piece entitled “How I’m Losing My Love For Israel” in which he noted that it was exhausting to defend Israel among his social circle. Whatever we might think of the validity of that reason, I remember appreciating Mr. Michaelson’s honesty and self-awareness. Getting to root causes can be painful and even embarrassing, but it reflects intellectual honesty that’s often difficult to come by."

The Week · March 24, 2015

"As Jay Michaelson pointed out recently at The Daily Beast, "sexual slavery is just a rhetorical frame for eradicating prostitution" to many in the anti-trafficking movement. "

Twitter · March 23, 2015

"“Religious Freedom” Bills Fail, As More People See What They’re Really About"

DeSmogBlog · February 28, 2015

"Jay Michaelson at the Daily Beast has a brilliant summary of why these climate deniers matter, when their work is so discredited and marginalized in the scientific community."

Americans United · February 09, 2015

"Jay Michaelson of Religion News Service put the figure at 1.7 million in a recent column."

Alabama · February 09, 2015

"Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has staked a sizeable claim on the wrong side of history. However, The Daily Beast's Jay Michaelson raises the question - does that mean he was on the wrong side of the law?"

Meet the Press · February 08, 2015

"Prayer Breakfast Dispute: Christianity and the Crusades"

American Buddhist Perspective · February 07, 2015

"In his insightful essay, subtitled: “Why Obama’s Meeting With The Dalai Lama Is An Empty Gesture,” Michaelson writes: Cham is a Tibetan ritual dance, a carefully choreographed ritual meant to bring blessings to the Buddhist community."

Huffington Post · January 24, 2015

"Dr. Jay Michaelson, author of "Evolving Dharma" and longtime meditation teacher, said that there are same-sex love stories sprinkled throughout Buddhist literature and culture -- and that the religion has much to offer LGBT people."

Advocate · December 05, 2014

"Using concordance research we see how the word translated as "abomination" (toevah) shows up elsewhere in scripture. We find that it more accurately means “ritual practice of another tradition that is prohibited to us.” (Thanks, Rabbi Jay Michaelson!)"

Miami Herald · December 04, 2014

"On Sunday, Temple Israel will host a public discussion, “What Is Spiritual Health?’ featuring journalist Jay Michaelson, who covers spirituality and LGBT issues for The Daily Beast and the Forward newspaper and website."

National Catholic Reporter · December 03, 2014

"And Jay Michaelson of the Daily Beast is careful to emphasize that even Francis’ most positive comments about gay people have marked only shifts in tone, not changes in doctrine."

MSNBC · November 18, 2014

"“Nobody is against religious liberty,” observed Jay Michaelson, who wrote a report for a progressive think tank on the phenomenon. “Liberals like it, conservatives like it.”"

Alternet · November 13, 2014

"Not only is it amazing that an antipsychotic is outselling all other drugs, no one even knows how it works to relieve depression, writes Jay Michaelson."

Latin Post · November 11, 2014

"But Sotomayor's move may indicate that a standout appellate court ruling may lead the justices to reconsider their refusal to get involved, the Daily Beast's Jay Michaelson analyzed."

Tricycle · October 29, 2014

"Indeed, Jay Michaelson, a contributing editor to The Jewish Daily Forward, claims that the Western practice of Buddhism is itself an invention of disaffected Jews."

Vox · October 05, 2014

"This point is echoed in a piece at the Daily Beast by Jay Michaelson, who says it's "worth reflecting on what the 'fine line' between education and advocacy really means.""

Forward · September 22, 2014

"Near the stage, religious leaders and activists could be seen on the deck of a scaled-down replica of Noah’s Ark, including Abramowitz, Rabbi Steve Gutow, president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Rabbi Jay Michaelson, and Nigel Savage, president of the Jewish environmental group Hazon."

Curve · September 10, 2014

"“Some in the LGBT community grumbled, but many more resonated with her brash feminine bravado,” Jay Michaelson wrote in “The Very Jewish Reasons Why Gay Men Loved Joan Rivers.”"

Towleroad · August 12, 2014

"In his piece in The Daily Beast, Jay Michaelson points out that this latest human rights infraction comes as the U.S. is seeking to “engage” Iran diplomatically as tensions continue to escalate in neighboring Iraq due to the emergence of I.S.I.S. and the subsequent unraveling of now ex-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government."

Patheos · July 24, 2014

"As Jay Michaelson observes in The Jewish Daily Forward, “Aronofsky’s Noah is a zealot. He obeys God too much, even to the point of threatening to kill his own family in order to extinguish the human race. He is troubled by the deaths of innocent people, but does not intervene to save them… unlike Abraham, who argued to save the lives of the wicked, Noah just follows orders.”"

Patheos · July 23, 2014

"Over at The Daily Beast, Jay Michaelson proposed “Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning,” including feminism’s image problem, flawed language about choice/rights, capitalism, religion, and good-old sexism. I’d like to propose #11: Heteropatriarchy."

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News · July 16, 2014

"In a 2013 report for Political Research Associates, scholar Jay Michaelson documents how the persecution narrative was at the core of religious conservatives’ response to desegregation, the end of school-sponsored school prayer and the victory for abortion rights in Roe v. Wade."

PrideSource · July 14, 2014

"PFAW’s findings are similar to those of Jay Michaelson, Ph.D., in his 2013 report for Political Research Associates’ “Redefining Religious Liberty: The Hidden Assault on Civil Rights.”"

Slate · July 10, 2014

"Jay Michaelson’s Daily Beast article on why women are losing in the courts while gays are winning."

Interfaith Voices · July 10, 2014

"Open any Torah, Bible or Koran, and the passages about homosexuality seem clear: being gay is an abomination. But these strict interpretations are changing."

Bilerico Project · July 10, 2014

"The Daily Beast's Jay Michaelson comes to the rescue with a piece called "Why Progressives Just Woke Up and Killed ENDA," which contains an incredibly informative primer on the different kinds of religious exemptions."

Slate · July 10, 2014

"As it turns out, the wonderful Jay Michaelson explained it much better than I did in the Daily Beast."

Tablet · July 09, 2014

"And then there are thinkers like Jay Michaelson who don’t wish to do away with brit milah entirely, but who wonder if there’s a compromise: a way to perform the mitzvah in a way that removes less flesh."

Salon · July 08, 2014

"A useful reference is ”Redefining Religious Liberty: The Covert Campaign Against Civil Rights” by Jay Michaelson, published by Political Research Associates in March 2013."

Slate · July 07, 2014

"On Sunday, the Daily Beast published a thought-provoking post–Hobby Lobby piece by Jay Michaelson pondering why women are losing legal battles while gay people keep winning."

Heritage Florida Jewish News · June 20, 2014

"The recent survey by the Anti-Defamation League has been making headlines in the Jewish and non-Jewish media. Some articles see the research as flawed, and one rabbi, Jay Michaelson, claims that according to the survey, he, too, could be considered anti-Semitic."

Huffington Post · June 20, 2014

"This morning began with a discussion on HuffPost Live with friend and PR specialist Cathy Renna and author, activist and academic Jay Michaelson, currently a visiting scholar at Brown University."

NewsBusters · June 16, 2014

"Michaelson, writing for The Daily Beast, recently bashed the 2014 Southern Baptist Convention for declaring, to his ears, that, “Trans People Don’t Exist.”"

Bay Area Reporter · June 12, 2014

"On the matter of social conservatives' efforts to empower discrimination against LGBTs, Jay Michaelson, Ph.D. offered his assessment."

Huffington Post · June 09, 2014

"If you want to learn ABOUT the Dharma then you can take one of my classes or read Jay Michaelson's impeccable, brilliant, and comprehensive “Evolving Dharma,” …"

Jerusalem Post · June 09, 2014

"Some believe that the study is a badly flawed and transparent attempt by the ADL to make a case for its own importance and overstate the extent of real anti-Semitism in the world. Forward columnist Jay Michaelson, a rabbi with a deep and lifelong history of commitment to Israel and the Jewish people, came to that conclusion."

Businessweek · May 28, 2014

"The idea that Type-A traders are seeking profit with the same tool that Buddhist monks use to achieve enlightenment might seem like sacrilege. Yet most people misunderstand meditation, says Jay Michaelson, author of “Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment.”"

Forward · May 20, 2014

"Forward contributing editor Jay Michaelson has won the 2014 Deadline Club award for opinion writing."

Haaretz · May 19, 2014

"The three-minute video released ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 28 sparked controversy. Jay Michaelson on The Forward deemed it “the most tasteless YouTube video ever.”"

Jewish Week · May 16, 2014

"We needed Eric Fingerhut to demonstrate that there is an alternative to leaving Hillel altogether, as Jay Michaelson suggests, by providing students a serious seat at the table."

New Voices · March 24, 2014

"In his recent article in the Forward, Jay Michaelson argues that students who feel marginalized by the increasing tendency of right-leaning major Jewish organizations to air only those views which toe their institutional lines should vote with their feet and leave."

Patheos · March 11, 2014

"One of the best books I’ve read recently related to those themes is Jay Michaelson’s excellent book Evolving Dharma: Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment."

EDGE on the Net · March 01, 2014

"Jay Michaelson of Political Research Associates, a progressive political think tank, told CNN that Missouri and Georgia are "right behind" Arizona, regarding measures that would discriminate against the LGBT community."

The American Prospect · February 28, 2014

"The Citizens United of the Culture Wars"

CNN · February 27, 2014

"The buck may have stopped with Gov. Jan Brewer in Arizona on Wednesday, but the fight to pass such laws bannered as religious freedom issues is still on in quite a few other states. "Right behind it are Missouri and Georgia," said Jay Michaelson, a fellow at Political Research Associates, a progressive political think tank."

NPR All Things Considered · February 25, 2014

"Arizona's Republican Governor Jan Brewer is being pressured to veto a bill that would allow business owners in the state to deny service to gays and lesbians. Jay Micahelson speaks with NPR's Ted Robbins on the issue."

Fusion · February 20, 2014

"Buzzfeed LGBT editor Saeed Jones and political research associates fellow Jay Michaelson explain how states are using "religious freedom" to draft anti-gay legislation and prepare for a future that includes same-sex marriage."

Religion Dispatches · February 18, 2014

"Yet despite common belief that the Bible condemns the "abomination" of homosexuality, as Jay Michaelson demonstrated here, the use of the translation "abomination," in both the Hebrew Bible and the King James Version of the New Testament, is highly questionable."

EDGE Boston · February 02, 2014

"At this discussion the featured guest is Jay Michaelson, whose 2011 book "God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality" made the argument that queer people enrich religious communities. Michaelson, a gay Conservative Jew and best-selling author on the topic of religion and sexuality, has made it his mission to speak out against religious intolerance and hostility."

Examiner · February 01, 2014

"Q&A with Author Jay Michaelson"

Metro Weekly · January 30, 2014

"At this discussion the featured guest is Jay Michaelson, whose 2011 book God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality made the argument that queer people enrich religious communities. Michaelson, a gay Conservative Jew and best-selling author on the topic of religion and sexuality, has made it his mission to speak out against religious intolerance and hostility."

NPR · January 11, 2014

"Jay Michaelson, a fellow at the liberal Political Research Associates, wrote a report on "redefining religious liberty.""

Huffington Post · January 07, 2014

"But being good is not the same as being a good person who is a passionate Jew, manifesting our People's textured story, being fluent in, as my teacher Rabbi Jay Michaelson puts it, "the vocabulary of our own souls.""

Windy City Times · January 07, 2014

"The LGBT Global Rights Initiative is being coordinated by Dr. Jay Michaelson, a leading LGBT activist who was recently the Vice President of the Arcus Foundation, the leading funder of LGBT issues worldwide, and who coordinated the U.S. LGBT movement's response to the worsening situation in Russia."

Haaretz · November 14, 2013

"That said, writer and activist Jay Michaelson, who with Kleinbaum and Gessen participated in the discussion, feels the issue isn't just about gays. “It’s a crackdown on civil society as a whole,” he said."

Windy City Times · October 19, 2013

"Writer and activist Jay Michaelson unofficially calls his upcoming talk, "The Parts of the Bible Your Fundamentalist Cousin Doesn't Want You to Know About." Michaelson will be scholar in residence at Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism, 1221 County Line Rd. in Highland Park, on Nov. 1-3."

Beyond Awakening · October 07, 2013

"On Sunday, I was joined by Jay Michaelson for a scintillating, deep, and passionate dialog entitled “Evolving Dharma—and Evolving Practitioners.”"

Forward · August 22, 2013

"Jay Michaelson, a Jewish LGBT activist in the United States, said that the beating of gay men in Russia should serve as a “wake-up call to the Jewish community” that anti-gay violence in Russia stems from the same ultra-nationalism that feeds Russian anti-Semitism."

Times of Israel · August 13, 2013

"In addition to public expressions of outrage, Jewish activists are employing other strategies to protest Russia’s laws. For gay rights activist and author Jay Michaelson, organizing behind the scenes is equally crucial. "

Publishers Weekly · August 12, 2013

"Michaelson (God vs. Gay?) tackles difficult questions about Buddhism’s evolution in Western culture, as mindfulness practice grows slowly but steadily as a popular secular activity."

Blogtrotter · August 08, 2013

"Jay Michaelson credits this same Long Island-born guru for guidance into a less selfish, more ethical phase of Buddhism. Similar to the former Jeffrey Miller’s fusion of American sensibilities with Himalayan heritage, his near-neighbor (and contemporary of Bucko) Michaelson organizes his investigation of an engaged, politically savvy, and sensibly skeptical Buddhism by a traditional Tibetan pattern--surveying the ground, following a path, and coming to fruition."

Wired · June 18, 2013

"As Jay Michaelson gleefully notes, talking openly about enlightenment is as big a taboo as there is in modern American Buddhism, where the exploratory journey trumps any metaphysical destination."

My Jewish Learning · May 30, 2013

"Jay Michaelson, a contributing editor to The Forward, recently wrote an article about the dangers of fundamentalism within Judaism. In my opinion, he hits the nail on the head (again). "

Forward · May 29, 2013

"Is the “unchecked growth of Jewish fundamentalism” the greatest existential threat to the fabric of American Jewish life? Our columnist Jay Michaelson seems to think so."

JTA Telegraph · May 28, 2013

"Culling headlines from a series of recent and not-so-recent scandals, Michaelson argued that contemporary haredi Jewry looks less like the benign world of Tevye, and more like “The Sopranos.” And if non-Orthodox Jewry doesn’t do something about it soon, it will be demographically overwhelmed."

Jewish Press of Tampa · May 24, 2013

"Michaelson noted that especially for older congregants, “going from zero to 100 percent acceptance” is not easy, and offered a “feel, felt, found” approach to conversations with those reluctant to embrace the LGBT community. He said it goes along these lines: “I know how you feel, because I felt that way too, but now I found a different view.”"

Jewish Press of Tampa · April 19, 2013

"Jay Michaelson, who grew up in Tampa, and is now considered one of the top LGBT religious leaders in the country, will be one of the panelists."

Rhode Island's Future · April 15, 2013

"A March, 2013 report entitled “Redefining Religious Liberty: The Covert Campaign Against Civil Rights” by Jay Michaelson for the Political Research Associates describes “A highly active, well-funded network of conservative Roman Catholic intellectuals and evangelicals” that “are waging a vigorous challenge to LGBTQ and reproductive rights by charging that both threaten their right-wing definition of “religious liberty.” "

Haaretz · April 14, 2013

"The conference organizers have lined up a top-flight array of speakers, including the transgender memoirist and poet Joy Ladin and Jay Michaelson."

PIX 11 · March 26, 2013

"At a seder in Brooklyn, on the minds of at least one dinner group, the same sex marriage debate heating up down in Washington. For Jay Michaelson and his husband Paul Daken it means everything. "

NY1 · March 25, 2013

"Park Slope residents Jay Michaelson and Paul Dakin spent Sunday preparing for Passover dinner. The couple got married after New York State made same-sex marriage legal in 2011. "

Windy City Times · March 24, 2013

"Religious liberty campaign strikes at gays for discrimination"

TRNS · March 19, 2013

"TRNS spoke with Dr. Jay Michaelson Tuesday about how far right conservatives are tinging the conversation over LGBTQ rights by playing the victim."

AlterNet · March 19, 2013

"With fairness and precision, author Jay Michaelson documents how the principle of religious liberty has been manipulated to play on the fears and values of both conservatives and progressives, as well as secularists and people of faith."

Tablet Magazine · March 11, 2013

"According to Jay Michaelson, “There are some people for whom living their Jewish identity is linked to their queer identity, but for others, 2013 isn’t 1983."

The Week · February 07, 2013

"Jay Michaelson agrees: "Marriage has always been a matter of state law, and DOMA has been unconstitutional since the moment it was passed.""

Asheville Citizen-Times · January 28, 2013

"There are more than 31,000 verses in the standard King James Bible. Of those, only six mention a prohibition of homosexuality. The number of verses that teach tolerance are countless, though, says author and marriage-equality activist Jay Michaelson. Overall, they point to a single commandment: “love your neighbor as yourself." "

Jewish Quarterly · December 25, 2012

"Jay Michaelson … uses a distinctly Judeo-Christian values-based theological vocabulary to argue a considered, articulate political case for gay rights in the USA."

Takepart.com · December 10, 2012

"Said Michaelson, “We won because we were able to have conversations one on one with people of faith who are not bigoted or close-minded, but are sincerely struggling with these issues.""

Washington Jewish Week · November 07, 2012

"During the weekend, participants heard remarks from Nehirim's founder and best-selling author, Jay Michaelson"

TC Jewfolk · October 18, 2012

"Jewish writer, scholar and LGBT activist Jay Michaelson is coming to the Twin Cities on Saturday, October 20th to teach about how Jewish and Christian religious texts and values actually support the creation of loving, committed marriages between two people of the same sex, and how amendment opponents can bring a religious perspective to conversations."

New York Times · August 22, 2012

"I corralled a video crew, and began studying books on same-sex marriage (Jay Michaelson’s “God vs. Gay?” and Maggie Gallagher and John Corvino’s “Debating Same-Sex Marriage,” among others)."

+972 Magazine · August 09, 2012

"Recently, Forward contributing editor Jay Michaelson wrote a long piece challenging the leftwing critics of Israel to reveal their endgame."

Religion Dispatches · August 06, 2012

"As Jay Michaelson argues, we can “recognize millennial thinking in our own minds,” and mine seemed to always expect—briefly, quite irrationally—an undoing of the world."

JTA Telegraph · July 30, 2012

"In an essay that's likely to raise some eyebrows on the left -- and be cheered by the right -- Jay Michaelson, a prominent American Jewish progressive voice and gay activist who writes a column for the Forward, comes down hard on the Jewish left wing for its hypocrisies when it comes to Israel."

Haaretz · June 20, 2012

"Coming out was the most Jewish thing I ever did."

Ynet News · June 17, 2012

"The flaw of Jewish leadership development"

Forward · June 08, 2012

"Conservatives Skip Kiddushin in Gay Rite"

Jezebel · June 06, 2012

"Why Don’t We Hear More About Attacks on ‘Flamboyant’ Transgender Women?"

MSNBC · May 27, 2012

"Jay Michaelson said that Worley’s comments are “undermining the efforts of more moderate gay-bashers like the Family Research Council's Tony Perkins to disguise anti-gay bias as something other than hatred.”"

Jewish Week · May 15, 2012

"Gambling On Gay Marriage"

Slate · May 03, 2012

"Accurately Describing the Bible Is Not Oppression"

Bay Area Reporter · April 19, 2012

"Author Makes Religious Case for Equality"

The Nation · April 17, 2012

"Mark Jordan and Jay Michaelson seek hope for gay religious practice in heretical churches and the Hebrew Bible."

Jewish Week · April 10, 2012

"Are You There God? It’s Us, The Jews"

The Advocate · April 06, 2012

"Supporting LGBT equality isn’t just a good social value, it’s a religious one, writes Jay Michaelson in God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality."

Virginia Informer · April 02, 2012

"“When we want to speak, we interrupt,” Jay Michaelson said as he began his lecture. … By interrupting when we wish to speak, … when we see injustice in the world, we step out of line and make our voices clear, or at least should."

New Voices · April 02, 2012

"Jay Michaelson was the hero of the panel, maybe even of the entire conference."

Harvard Crimson · March 30, 2012

"Talk Covers Gay Rights, Bible"

Lambda Literary · March 20, 2012

"God vs. Gay? nominated for Lambda Literary Award"

CBS News · March 17, 2012

"What are appeal’s chances in Rutgers bias case?"

Guardian · March 16, 2012

"The Dharun Ravi verdict does little for other Tyler Clementis"

Bilirico · March 03, 2012

"New Options for LGBT Jews"

SouthFloridaGayNews.com · February 23, 2012

"Jay Michaelson & Friends serve up an evening of learning, and fellowship"

Religion Dispatches · February 05, 2012

"God or Gay, No Need to Choose Sides"

J. Weekly · January 26, 2012

"Is finding a happy medium on Israel largely impossible?"

Your Public Media · January 20, 2012

"Where We Live [Podcast]: God vs. Gay"

Patheos · January 20, 2012

"The Anxiety Over America’s Shifting Spirituality"

Commentary · January 12, 2012

"Israel’s Jewish Identity Debate"

Haaretz · January 11, 2012

"Ultra-Orthodox fundamentalists present a false image of the ‘real Jew’"

Windy City Times · January 11, 2012

"‘God vs. Gay’ writer Jay Michaelson on religious equality"

Heeb · January 09, 2012

"Book Review: God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality"

Gay & Lesbian Review · January 01, 2012

"To Accept is Divine"

New Voices · December 17, 2011

"My Big, Fat Halakhic Gay Wedding"

JTA · December 05, 2011

"At Orthodox mental health group’s forum, openly gay Jews get their say and some support"

New Voices · December 01, 2011

"Israel’s LGBT community caught in poorly aimed crossfire"

The Advocate · November 29, 2011

"Gay Wedding Ceremonies Become Issue for Conservative Jews"

Forward · November 28, 2011

"Conservatives Grapple With Gay Wedding Rite"

Jewish publications (other) · November 25, 2011

"Everything is G-D book review"

Berkeley Patch · November 17, 2011

"God vs. Gay: Does it Really Have to be a Choice?"

State of Belief · November 15, 2011

"With scholarly insight and painful personal experience, author Jay Michaelson goes far beyond debunking the 6 verses of scripture so often used to condemn LGBT persons by conservative religious leaders."

j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California · November 10, 2011

"Author presents a clear winner in ‘God vs. Gay’"

Jewish Week · November 09, 2011

"Kol Chatan v’Kol Chatan: Celebrating with Groom and Groom"

St. Petersburg Times · November 04, 2011

"Jay Michaelson, author of ‘God vs. Gay?,’ will speak at Tampa’s Jewish Book Festival"

Miami Herald · October 31, 2011

"‘God vs. Gay?’ author Jay Michaelson to speak Tuesday, Wednesday at South Florida synagogues"

PrideSource · October 27, 2011

"Author asserts God and Gay go together"

Washington Jewish Week · October 26, 2011

"Being gay and religious"

Huffington Post · October 20, 2011

"Inspiring LGBT Religious Leaders"

Metro Weekly · October 19, 2011

"Religious Enrichment: Jay Michaelson argues that gay people enrich religion"

Publisher's Weekly · October 18, 2011

"Publishers Weekly Review of God vs. Gay"

Booklist · October 01, 2011

"Booklist Review of God vs. Gay (requires login)"

Village Voice · September 27, 2011

"Michael Musto: The Bible is Actually Pro-Gay (Review of God vs. Gay)"

Lambda Literary · September 27, 2011

"Queer Rites: God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality"

Library Journal · August 15, 2011

"Library Journal Review of God vs. Gay"

Jewish Chronicle · February 20, 2011

"Radical Now? Review of Everything is God and Radical Judaism"

Tablet magazine · August 20, 2010

"Priestly Caste"

The Jewish Chronicle · July 29, 2010

"American rabbis call for gay acceptance"

Edge Magazine · June 28, 2010

"Arab-Israeli Tensions Spill Over to Pride Celebrations"

WNBC · June 15, 2010

"Jay Michaelson on The Debrief with David Ushery"

Forward · June 08, 2010

"Forward Wins Two Awards"

Kansas City Jewish Chronicle · May 21, 2010

"New Jewish Culture guru here next week"

Edge Magazine · April 15, 2010

"Religious groups counsel, advocate on behalf of LGBT faithful"

USA Today · March 26, 2010

"One God, two holidays: Passover & Easter at Jewish-Christian tables"

Multifaithworld.org · February 12, 2010

"The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism: Interfaith Implications"

Religion Dispatches · January 20, 2010

"Yearning For A God We Can Live With"

Student Publication, Annenberg School of Journalism · January 19, 2010

"Two Generations, One Movement"

JBooks.com · January 01, 2010

"Rabbi Lawrence Kushner discusses "Everything is God.""

JBooks.com · January 01, 2010

"Taste It and You Will See That God Is Good"

The Forward · December 17, 2009

"‘Religion Is Actually Spirituality’: An Exchange"

Maariv · November 18, 2009

"Tomer Persico’s review of Everything is God"

myjewishlearning.com · November 04, 2009

"Jay Michaelson is God (and so are you)"

CNN · October 30, 2009

"‘New Jews’ stake claim to faith, culture"

Forward · October 21, 2009

"Where is the Love for Israel"

The Jewish Week · October 20, 2009

"Is Jay Michaelson’s God Too Mushy?"

Jerusalem Post · October 15, 2009

"Guest Column: The I’s have it"

Forward · October 12, 2009

"No Right to Exhaustion"

Haaretz.com · October 12, 2009

"MAKOM’s response to Jay Michaelson"

Forward · October 09, 2009

"After Utopia, Loving Israel"

Forward · September 30, 2009

"Even This Review Is God"

USA Today · September 18, 2009

"Love for Israel torn between myths, facts: Jewish writer"

Forward · August 07, 2009

"Let’s Talk About Sex: A New Anthology Explores What the Torah Has To Say"

The Atlantic · July 01, 2009

"Re-Engineering the Earth"

CO-STAR Blog · April 24, 2009

"What is a Synagogue For?"

Times Higher Education · May 15, 2008

"Carnal, but Strictly Kosher"

Edge Magazine · April 19, 2008

"Edge Magazine Review of Another Word for Sky"

The Jewish Week · April 16, 2008

"Tibet Takes Its Place At The Seder Table"

Salon · April 02, 2008

"The Sun Blotted Out from the Sky"

The Independent · March 07, 2008

"What they don’t teach at Sunday school: the joy of Old Testament sex"

VelveteenRabbi.com · January 30, 2008

"Velveteen Rabbi Review of Another Word for Sky"

Too Jewish Radio · November 18, 2007

"An Interview with Jay Michaelson"

Time Out New York · October 18, 2007

"Forbidden Fruits: The Queer Shabbaton celebrates a pair of not-so-strange bedfellows: Judaism and gayness"

The Advocate · September 17, 2007

"25 Rabbis walk into a room…"

SomethingJewish.co.uk · August 19, 2007

"God in Your Body (review)"

White Crane · July 12, 2007

"Review of God in Your Body | White Crane"

VelveteenRabbi.com · March 05, 2007

"Velveteen Rabbi review of God in Your Body"

Jvoices · February 20, 2007

"Sacred Sexuality: An Interview with Jay Michaelson"

Bay Area Reporter · February 15, 2007

"If the spirit moves you"

Lethargic Man blog · December 13, 2006

"Notes from Limmud 2004: “Women Who Rub: The Rabbis Talk About Lesbians”"

New York Magazine · May 21, 2005

"God Is in the Deltoids"

Nana.co.il · October 14, 2004

"What’s between a sauna and a mikva: It’s possible to combine Judaism and Queerness"