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Jay Michaelson works at the intersection of politics and spirituality.  He is a columnist for The Daily Beast and a frequent commentator on MSNBC and NPR.  And he is a teacher and editor at Ten Percent Happier, a leading meditation platform, as well as the author of six books on contemplative practice. He was a professional LGBT activist for ten years.

Jay holds a Ph.D. in religion from Hebrew University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and nondenominational rabbinic ordination, and is an affiliated assistant professor at Chicago Theological Seminary.

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