The Gate of Tears | Naples, FL

at Jewish Federation of Collier County
2500 Vanderbilt Beach Road
Naples, FL





Praise for The Gate of Tears
There are two kinds of mystics: those who talk about the mystical and those who speak from and for it. Jay Michaelson is among the latter. Gates of Tears is an invitation to authentic mystical awakening offered by a seeker who dares to be crushed by God that he might be freed for godliness. Don’t just read this book; digest it.
~ Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of Perennial Wisdom for the Spiritually Independent

A stunning antidote to the plethora of “get happy” guides, Jay Michaelson reminds us that sadness is as necessary a part of the human condition as joy, and that in embracing both, we experience what it is to be fully alive. Inspired by religion, poetry, and Michaelson’s honest reflections, Gate of Tears, is a book that — in embracing sadness — celebrates life.
~ Rabbi Dan Ain, Director of Tradition and Innovation at 92nd St. Y.