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Jay Michaelson is a teacher, journalist, author, and academic.  He is a teacher and podcast host at Ten Percent Happier, a leading meditation platform, and a contributor to New York Magazine, having previously been a columnist for The Daily Beast for eight years.  Prior to that, Jay worked as a professional LGBTQ activist for ten years.

Dr. Michaelson is an affiliated assistant professor at Chicago Theological Seminary and a research fellow at the Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion. He holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination, and is authorized to teach in a Theravadan Buddhist lineage. His forthcoming book The Heresy of Jacob Frank: From Jewish Messianism to Esoteric Myth, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2022.  

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