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Primary Source

Dec 13, 2021

In 1961, the political philosopher Hannah Arendt traveled to Jerusalem to report on the trial of Adolf Eichmann, an architect of the Nazi's Final Solution. Eichmann in Jerusalem, published two years later, changed the way the world understood the Holocaust, and in the decades since has guided our understanding of...

Apr 27, 2021

What does the storming of the Capitol building, a Hungarian billionaire, mass shootings, and 4Chan have to do with a forged Russian text that’s more than 100 years old? In this episode, we discover how the Protocols of the Elders of Zion became a tome for antisemitism and influences world politics to this...

Dec 15, 2020

How did a casual, late-night comedy sketch about Jewish celebrity come to top the Billboard charts and find its way into the December music catalogue? For our first episode, we explore what Adam Sandler’s “The Chanukah Song” might reveal (or not!) about the festival of lights, Chanukah practices in America,...

Dec 2, 2020

Introducing the Primary Source podcast from Stanford University's Taube Center for Jewish Studies. 

Episode 1 coming soon!