press coverage of jay michaelson
"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. "
"TRNS spoke with Dr. Jay Michaelson Tuesday about how far right conservatives are tinging the conversation over LGBTQ rights by playing the victim."
"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."
"According to Jay Michaelson, âThere are some people for whom living their Jewish identity is linked to their queer identity, but for others, 2013 isnât 1983."
"Jay Michaelson agrees: "Marriage has always been a matter of state law, and DOMA has been unconstitutional since the moment it was passed.""
"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: âlove your neighbor as yourself." "
"Dickinson College will sponsor âGod vs. Gay? Common Ground in the Culture Warsâ at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium. Jay Michaelson, an author and Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transsexual (LGBT) religious activist, will explore ways to have better conversations about homosexuality and religion, citing relevant biblical texts."
"Jay Michaelson, an award-winning journalist, a poet, activist, and scholar on the intersections of religion, spirituality, sexuality and law, will make two public appearances at UNC Asheville."
"Jay Michaelson tells TakePart in an email: âThe Boy Scouts of America do not have a monopoly on God, the Bible, or religionâŠ""
"Jay Michaelson âŠ uses a distinctly Judeo-Christian values-based theological vocabulary to argue a considered, articulate political case for gay rights in the USA."
"Said Michaelson, âWe 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.""
"During the weekend, participants heard remarks from Nehirim's founder and best-selling author, Jay Michaelson"
"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."
"I corralled a video crew, and began studying books on same-sex marriage (Jay Michaelsonâs âGod vs. Gay?â and Maggie Gallagher and John Corvinoâs âDebating Same-Sex Marriage,â among others)."
"Writing in the American Jewish weekly Forward, the left-wing social activist Jay Michaelson has articulated four very cogent reasons for the growing alienation between the Jewish and the non-Jewish left and the embarrassing corollary of the Jewish right, saying: âWe told you so.â"
"Recently, Forward contributing editor Jay Michaelson wrote a long piece challenging the leftwing critics of Israel to reveal their endgame."
"As Jay Michaelson argues, we can ârecognize millennial thinking in our own minds,â and mine seemed to always expectâbriefly, quite irrationallyâan undoing of the world."
"Today in the Forward, Jay Michaelson, who is does not support BDS, but has, "in solidarity with the oppressed", supported those who do... also noticed the intellectual dishonesty of their tactics."
"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."
"Coming out was the most Jewish thing I ever did."
"The flaw of Jewish leadership development"
"Conservatives Skip Kiddushin in Gay Rite"
"Why Donât We Hear More About Attacks on âFlamboyantâ Transgender Women?"
"Jay Michaelson said that Worleyâs comments are âundermining 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.â"
"God and gays: Does the Bible actually condemn us?"
"Gambling On Gay Marriage"
"Is Jay Michaelson Ignoring the Bible, Too?"
"Accurately Describing the Bible Is Not Oppression"
"Author Makes Religious Case for Equality"
"âGod vs. Gayâ author to speak in S.F."
"Are You There God? Itâs Us, The Jews"
"Faith, love and sexuality"
"Supporting LGBT equality isnât just a good social value, itâs a religious one, writes Jay Michaelson in God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality."
"âWhen we want to speak, we interrupt,â Jay Michaelson said as he began his lecture. âŠ By interrupting when we wish to speak, âŠ when we see injustice in the world, we step out of line and make our voices clear, or at least should."
"Jay Michaelson was the hero of the panel, maybe even of the entire conference."
"Talk Covers Gay Rights, Bible"
"God vs. Gay? nominated for Lambda Literary Award"
"Ravi stirs bias crime, texting debate"
"What are appeal’s chances in Rutgers bias case?"
"The Dharun Ravi verdict does little for other Tyler Clementis"
"New Options for LGBT Jews"
"Jay Michaelson & Friends serve up an evening of learning, and fellowship"
"Author, activist to discuss âGod vs. Gayâ book"
"God or Gay, No Need to Choose Sides"
"Dispelling the Myth of God v. Gay"
"âGod vs. Gayâ Author to Speak in Kansas City"
"Is finding a happy medium on Israel largely impossible?"
"B’nai Mitzvah Mitzvah"
"Where We Live [Podcast]: God vs. Gay"
"The Anxiety Over Americaâs Shifting Spirituality"
"Seeking a level of comfort with fellow writers"
"Israelâs Jewish Identity Debate"
"Ultra-Orthodox fundamentalists present a false image of the ‘real Jew’"
"‘God vs. Gay’ writer Jay Michaelson on religious equality"
"Book Review: God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality"
"To Accept is Divine"
"My Big, Fat Halakhic Gay Wedding"
"At Orthodox mental health groupâs forum, openly gay Jews get their say and some support"
"Israel’s LGBT community caught in poorly aimed crossfire"
"Gay Wedding Ceremonies Become Issue for Conservative Jews"
"Conservatives Grapple With Gay Wedding Rite"
"Everything is G-D book review"
"The Religious Case for Gay & Lesbian Equality"
"God vs. Gay: Does it Really Have to be a Choice?"
"Meditation techniques for stressed-out people"
"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."
"Author presents a clear winner in âGod vs. Gayâ"
"Kol Chatan vâKol Chatan: Celebrating with Groom and Groom"
"Jay Michaelson, author of ‘God vs. Gay?,’ will speak at Tampa’s Jewish Book Festival"
"‘God vs. Gay?’ author Jay Michaelson to speak Tuesday, Wednesday at South Florida synagogues"
"Author asserts God and Gay go together"
"Being gay and religious"
"God vs. Gay? Really?"
"Inspiring LGBT Religious Leaders"
"Religious Enrichment: Jay Michaelson argues that gay people enrich religion"
"Publishers Weekly Review of God vs. Gay"
"Booklist Review of God vs. Gay (requires login)"
"Michael Musto: The Bible is Actually Pro-Gay (Review of God vs. Gay)"
"Queer Rites: God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality"
"Library Journal Review of God vs. Gay"
"Radical Now? Review of Everything is God and Radical Judaism"
"American rabbis call for gay acceptance"
"Arab-Israeli Tensions Spill Over to Pride Celebrations"
"Jay Michaelson on The Debrief with David Ushery"
"Forward Wins Two Awards"
"New Jewish Culture guru here next week"
"Religious groups counsel, advocate on behalf of LGBT faithful"
"One God, two holidays: Passover & Easter at Jewish-Christian tables"
"The Radical Path of Nondual Judaism: Interfaith Implications"
"Yearning For A God We Can Live With"
"Two Generations, One Movement"
"Rabbi Lawrence Kushner discusses "Everything is God.""
"Taste It and You Will See That God Is Good"
"âReligion Is Actually Spiritualityâ: An Exchange"
"Tomer Persico’s review of Everything is God"
"Jay Michaelson is God (and so are you)"
"‘New Jews’ stake claim to faith, culture"
"Where is the Love for Israel"
"Is Jay Michaelson’s God Too Mushy?"
"Guest Column: The I’s have it"
"No Right to Exhaustion"
"MAKOM’s response to Jay Michaelson"
"After Utopia, Loving Israel"
"Even This Review Is God"
"Love for Israel torn between myths, facts: Jewish writer"
"Letâs Talk About Sex: A New Anthology Explores What the Torah Has To Say"
"Re-Engineering the Earth"
"What is a Synagogue For?"
"Avant Garde or Anarchy: The Voices of the New Jewish Media (pdf)"
"Carnal, but Strictly Kosher"
"Edge Magazine Review of Another Word for Sky"
"Tibet Takes Its Place At The Seder Table"
"The Sun Blotted Out from the Sky"
"What they don’t teach at Sunday school: the joy of Old Testament sex"
"Velveteen Rabbi Review of Another Word for Sky"
"An Interview with Jay Michaelson"
"Forbidden Fruits: The Queer Shabbaton celebrates a pair of not-so-strange bedfellows: Judaism and gayness"
"25 Rabbis walk into a room…"
"God in Your Body (review)"
"White Crane Revew of God in Your Body"
"Velveteen Rabbi review of God in Your Body"
"Sacred Sexuality: An Interview with Jay Michaelson"
"If the spirit moves you"
"Notes from Limmud 2004: “Women Who Rub: The Rabbis Talk About Lesbians”"
"Newspaper interview with Trouw newspaper in Amsterdam (in Dutch)"
"God Is in the Deltoids"
"What’s between a sauna and a mikva: It’s possible to combine Judaism and Queerness"
"Going to the mat for God: Working out to find Judaism"