6 down? Try a well-known Brandeis professor
If you were recently filling out the Jerusalem Post's crossword puzzle, you may have been surprised to see that a Brandeis professor made the grid. In one of the puzzles published earlier this month, number 6 down was looking for the last name of "Leading American Jewish historian Jonathan _." Since you've likely figured it out by this point, we don't mind telling you that the answer was the university's own Jonathan Sarna, the Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History.
"I never imagined that I would be the answer to a clue in a crossword puzzle," Sarna told BrandeisNOW. "When I realized that I was in the company of some leading American Jewish thinkers and rabbis, likewise referenced in the puzzle, I was particularly honored. Of course, it is pleasing to know that so many readers of the Jerusalem Post know my work."
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