Rabbi Lara Haft Yom-Tov

Rabbi Lara Haft Yom-Tov (they/them) lives in London, where they are a rabbi at New North London Synagogue and work with young adults in the Masorti movement. Lara completed their B.A. in Political Science and Religious Studies at Duke University and has studied at Hebrew College, Pardes, and Beit Midrash Har-El. Lara has worked as a Jewish educator for the past eight years, learning Torah with elementary schoolers, elders, and everyone in between.

Articles by Rabbi Lara Haft Yom-Tov

Ask the Expert: Is Sex Permitted on Shabbat?

Sex isn't only permitted on Shabbat — it's encouraged.

LGBTQ Interpretations of Jewish Texts

Ancient and modern readings of the Bible and Talmud suggest that several personalities may have defied gender and sexuality norms.