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What others say about Michael Zank:

Prof. Dennis Berkey, Dean of CAS, in a letter to himself as Provost of the University:

“(Prof. Zank) created plausibility for Jewish Studies at BU when there was none”

A student in CASRN220, April 9, 2015:

Your summation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the most accurate and encompassing articulation of the situation that I have yet to hear. I wish I had this class on recording. Your method of explanation exists in the style and with the authenticity that I strive for when trying to discuss the issue at hand, yet I still have much growth to do in order to reach the level of grace with which you address the topic.

Anonymous, 12/17/2o10, on “ratemyprofessors.com,” commenting on RN101 The Bible:

Professor Zank was engaging, interesting, compassionate towards outside opinion, and very interested in student’s comprehension. One of the best classes I’ve had at BU. But remember… you should be interested in the subject first!

Anonymous, 12/23/2009, on “ratemyprofessors.com.” commenting on RN220 Holy City:

I hated this class when I first started it. The class isn’t structured and he’s all over the place. I realized later that he really just wants us to become interested in the subject. He is very knowledgeable and I appreciated the class after it ended. I would take another class with him.

Anonymous, 5/8/2009, on “ratemyprofessors.com.” commenting on PH446:

Just a great professor and a great guy. Really wants you to learn the material. Passionate about the subject, he has a somewhat sarcastic sense of humor that is refreshing in class. Lots of reading but he is definitely worth studying with.

Anonymous, 5/10/2006, on “ratemyprofessors.com.” commenting on the Moses class:

What a wonderful professor. He really cares about his students. It’s amazing how much this man knows about religion, but he’s still very approachable. I wish I could take more classes with him! He’s one of the best professors at BU, and you’ll see why when you take one of his classes.