James Adam Redfield is assistant professor in the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University. He writes mainly on rabbinic literature, with a focus on rabbinic ethnography, travel narratives, and storytelling more broadly. His monograph, Adventures of Rabbah & Friends: The Talmud’s Strange Tales and their Afterlife is forthcoming with Brown University Press, as well as Talmud /and/ Philosophy (ed. with Sergey Dolgopolski) with Indiana University Press. His edition and translation of the Yiddish writings of M.Y. Berdichevsky, From a Distant Relation, appeared with Syracuse University Press in 2021.