The Thriller in Tiberias
A video from Pshita on Rabbi Yoḥanan and Reish Lakish:
The use of violent imagery to describe Torah study is found in many places in the Talmud and rabbinic literature. Aryeh Cohen presented a paper on this topic at the most recent AJS conference and hopefully we’ll see the fruits of his research in print in the future.
For those who didn’t get the sports reference in the title, see here.