National Catholic Register


Interview in Jerusalem

Rabbi David Rosen

BY Jim Cosgrove

August 3-9, 1997 Issue | Posted 8/3/97 at 1:00 PM


Position: Co-liason to the Vatican for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL); responsible for Inter-Faith Relations in Israel. Professor at the Jerusalem Center for Near East Studies, Mt. Scopus, Israel. Member, International Jewish Committee for Inter-Religious Consultations; member, State of Israel's delegation on the Permanent Bi-lateral Commission with the Holy See. Founder, Inter-Religious Co-Ordinating Council in Israel. President, World Conference on Religion and Peace.

Achievements: Chief Rabbi of Ireland (1979-1985); co-founder, with the Christian Primates of Ireland, of the Irish Council of Christians and Jews. Senior Rabbi (1975-1979) of the largest Jewish congregation in South Africa; rabbinic judge on the Ecclesiastical Court (Beth Din). Served as chaplain in the Western Sinai.

Vision: Forging deeper relationship between Catholics and Jews worldwide.

Personal: Born and educated in Great Britain; based in Jerusalem.