Jay Michaelson


Articles by Jay Michaelson

The Benefits of Fasting on Yom Kippur

Don't believe in God? In reward and punishment? The obligations of Jewish law? Here's why you should fast anyway.

Parashat Vaetchanan: A Less Innocent Love

Jews read sections of the Torah each week, and these sections, known as  parshiyot, inspire endless examination year after year. ...

It’s the Purity, Stupid: Reading Leviticus in Context

Jews read sections of the Torah each week, and these sections, known as parshiyot, inspire endless examination year after year. Each ...

Parashat Vaera: Into Life

Jews read sections of the Torah each week, and these sections, known as parshiyot, inspire endless examination year after year. ...

Golem

Making men of clay: Can imitating God extend to the creative realm?

Fasting From a Functional Perspective

Recovering the benefits of denial.

Hanukkah Meditation

The miracle of the real.

Gay History in the Making, I Guess

Today was the day that we’d worked for all these years: finally the doors of the Conservative movement have been ...

My Statement

STATEMENT BY JAY MICHAELSON, DIRECTOR OF NEHIRIM (A NATIONAL JEWISH GAY & LESBIAN ORGANIZATION), FROM PRESS CONFERENCE ON CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT ...