Rabbi Chaim Rapoport, born in Manchester, England, attended the Yeshivot of Manchester, Gateshead, Torat Emet in Jerusalem and the central Lubavitch Yeshivah in New York. He is the author of the widely acclaimed 2004 book Judaism and Homosexuality: An Authentic Orthodox View. He has been the rav of synagogues in Birmingham and Ilford and was amember of the Chief Rabbi’s cabinet and advisor to then Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on issues of medical ethics. Rabbi Rapoport is consulted globally on issues related to Orthodoxy and LGBT. In 2005, Rabbi Rapoport established 'Machon Mayim Chaim', an institution through which he promotes Jewish learning and disseminates his own teachings and perspectives on a broad range of subjects.