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Rabbi Michael Melchior

Internationally renowned Jewish leader, thinker and activist
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Current Initiatives

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Meitarim

Integrated Jewish Education & Community Network

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Mosaica

Advancing Religious-Based Peace

Vision

"And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation."

(Exodus 19:6).

I believe that everything we do in our lives should come from that commandment. Being holy, or chosen, does not mean that the Jewish people deserve extra rights or elevated status, but holiness is the task we are chosen to pursue. It is the commitment, the point from which all action stems. I believe that Zionism offers the possibility to realize this holiness in all aspects of human existence, in the way we relate to our society, economy, education, environment, and our relationship to the other. 

Opinion Pieces

Selected Media Appearances

November 25, 2021

King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon celebrate the centenary of the Norwegian Synagogue

King Harald and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway have marked the 100th anniversary of the Synagogue in Oslo.

November 23, 2021

How Green Can Judaism Get?

With the climate crisis at the forefront of the national conversation, there has been an uptick in religious communities integrating sustainability into their own practices. Will this set a new standard going forward?

July 4, 2021

As Secular Peace Effort Stutters in Israel, Religious Mediators Hope to Step In

The inclusion of an Islamist party in Israel’s government has spurred a group of imams and rabbis hoping to build a religious-based peace movement.

January 17, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy alive in Israel

Attack on US Capitol engenders new thoughts on civil rights icon’s calls for peace

Media

Published Op-Eds

Videos

November 24, 2021

Bridge Builder Award 2021

November 2, 2021

20 Years of Meitarim - Conference of "Integrated Life in the State of Israel"

December 6, 2020

Why is Integrated Education an investment in a better Israeli society?

November 22, 2020

Effi Eitam is a deplorable choice to head Yad Vashem

The Times of Israel

The former lawmaker has espoused views about Arabs that violate the spirit of the World Holocaust Remembrance Center's mission

July 2, 2020

‘Zion shall be redeemed with Justice’: Why I oppose annexation

The Times of Israel

The fact that another nation lives with us here in the Land of Israel is not a mistake of Providence. We are destined to live here together in peace

June 21, 2020

Open Letter to Chairman of JNF, Danny Atar

PeaceNow.org

Rabbi Melchior writes to the chairman of the KKL-JNF appealing for a Sumarin family not to be evicted from their home in Silwan.