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Adventures in Jewish Studies

The Adventures in Jewish Studies podcast was created to fulfill the AJS mission of fostering greater understanding of Jewish Studies scholarship among the wider public. Podcast episodes are designed take listeners on exciting journeys while exploring a wide range of topics, from the contemporary to the ancient, in ways that are informative, engaging, and fun.

Launched in 2018, the Adventures in Jewish Studies series produces five episodes annually. Each episode features the voices of AJS members as they share their expertise and research with listeners.

This podcast is generously supported by The Salo W. and Jeannette M. Baron Foundation and the Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation.

Critical Sources

The Critical Sources podcast series features Jewish studies scholars discussing a source that matters to them, offering a window into how scholars seek evidence, ask questions, and interpret the past and present.

Host Avinoam Patt asks five different scholars to discuss a source—a poem, a speech, an object—that’s been on their mind since the October 7 massacre in southern Israel and in the months of war following it. How did they think about it before October 7, and what has it meant to them since?

The Critical Sources podcast series is produced with support from Stanford University’s Taube Center for Jewish Studies and Temple University’s Feinstein Center for American Jewish History.