The Story-Cycles of the Bavli: Part 1

First paragraph: I n 1990 Eli Yassif published a ground-breaking article, “The Cycle of Tales in Rabbinic Literature,” in  Jerusalem Studies in Hebrew Literature. Yassif argued that the phenomenon of the story-cycle, namely, a cluster of stories told in sequence, occurs frequently in rabbinic literature  but has largely been ignored, as scholarship has concentrated mostly […]