Jay Michaelson is a writer, scholar, and actvist whose work focuses on the intersections of religion, spirituality, sexuality, and law; and the founding director of Nehirim: GLBT Jewish Culture and Spirituality, a nonprofit organization which builds community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jews, partners, and allies.
As an author, Michaelson recently published God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality and is also a published poet with his 2007 release of Another Word for Sky. He is Associate Editor of Religion Dispatches magazine, a columnist and contributing editor for the Forward, the founding editor of Zeek magazine, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Tikkun, Hadassah, and Reality Sandwich magazines. Jay holds a JD from Yale Law School, an MA in Religious Studies from Hebrew University, an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence, and a BA Magna Cum Laude from Columbia, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought at Hebrew University.
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