Jay Michaelson

Special guest

Jay Michaelson is author of “The Heresy of Jacob Frank: From Jewish Messianism to Esoteric Myth” and none other books. He is a freelance journalist at New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and other publications, covering the U.S. Supreme Court, religion, sexuality, climate change, and other topics. Jay previously worked as a professional LGBTQ activist for ten years. 

An ordained rabbi, he holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from Hebrew University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is also a meditation teacher, editor, and podcast host at Ten Percent Happier, a leading meditation platform. Jay has written several books on meditation, religion, and spirituality. He is an ordained rabbi and is authorized to teach in a Theravadan Buddhist lineage. 

Jay Michaelson has been a guest on 2 episodes.