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 1 episode.
Episode 35: The Heretic: Why an 18th Century Opponent of Rabbinic Authority Matters Today
November 23rd, 2022 | Season 1 | 55 mins 55 secs
jewish podcast, judaism, progressive judaism
Polymath Jay Michaelson, a rabbi, journalist, scholar, LGTBQ activist and meditation teacher, joins the Evolve podcast to discuss his new book, "The Heresy of Jacob Frank: From Jewish Messianism to Esoteric Myth". Michaelson separates myth from fact and explains why Frank’s radical philosophy may have been a precursor to how many non-Orthodox Jews relate to the tradition today.