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Michael Cook

Michael Cook is Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies (Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati), the only American rabbi with a full-professorial chair in New Testament. In 2003, he was asked by the U.S. Bishops to assess Mel Gibson's advance controversial script, "The Passion of the Christ." He has written "Modern Jews Engage the New Testament: Enhancing Jewish Well-Being in a Christian Environment" and essays on Jesus and Paul, Jesus's alleged Sanhedrin trial, Judaism in Christian Renaissance art, antisemitism, and Passover in modern Christianity. He addresses synagogues, universities, clergy and seminarians and has served on the Central Conference of American Rabbis' Executive Board.