Rabbi David Rosen taught at the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies from 1988 to 1997, serving as professor of Jewish studies and enriching the perspectives of more than four thousand students. Born and educated in Britain, Rabbi Rosen received his rabbinic education and ordination in Israel. Since then, he has worked to promote Jewish interests as rabbi of the largest Jewish congregation in South Africa and as the chief rabbi of Ireland. He now holds the post of director of the Anti-Defamation League in Israel. Both before and after moving with his wife and three daughters to Israel, Rabbi Rosen has been one of the most influential voices in interfaith organizations for seeking ways to understand people of other faiths, believing that such understanding leads to genuine peace. It was in this spirit that he served on the Israeli team that normalized relations with the Vatican in 1995. He is president of the International Council of Christians and Jews and of the World Conference on Religion and Peace.