A descendant of seven generations of Rabbis in Denmark, Rabbi Michael Melchior was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1954. He studied at Yeshivat Hakotel in Jerusalem and received rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and leading rabbinic authorities such as Rabbis Ovadia Yosef, Bezalel Z'olti זצ"ל, Simcha Hacohen Kook, and Avigdor Neventzal שליט"א. Soon afterwards, he returned to Scandinavia to serve as Rabbi of Oslo and later the Chief rabbi of Norway, renewing the Jewish community which was shattered during the Holocaust. In 1986 he immigrated to Israel and settled down with his family in Jerusalem, where he serves until present day as the Rabbi of a dynamic Orthodox synagogue, while still holding the title of Chief Rabbi of Norway. Rabbi Melchior and his wife Hanna live in Jerusalem and have five children and thirteen grandchildren.