Michael Melchior

Rabbi Michael Melchior is the eighth generation of Scandinavian chief rabbis in his family. In 1980 he became chief rabbi of the Norwegian Jewish Community. Until 1999 he served as International Relations Director for the Eli Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. In 1999 he was elected to the Knesset and served as Minister for Israeli Society and the World Jewish Community.

Publications by Michael Melchior

The Israeli Government, Holocaust Issues, and Anti-Semitism

Rabbi Michael Melchior was the Minister for Israeli Society and the World Jewish Community in Ehud Barak’s cabinet from 1999 to 2001. Today, as Israel’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, he is responsible inter alia for Israel’s relationship with the world Jewish community. Read More »