Rabbi David Rosen (center) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 2020. (rabbidavidrosen.net)


Rabbi David Rosen flew to Riyadh for an interfaith meeting hosted by the King of Saudi Arabia.

As the first Israeli rabbi hosted at Saudi Arabia’s royal palace in modern history, Rabbi David Rosen made history last week.

The British-born immigrant to Israel participated in a conference conducted by the King Abdullah International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID). Rosen serves on KAICIID’s board of directors and was the only Jewish clergy member on the nine-person KAICIID board invited to join King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Rosen described his experience as “amazing.”