Aggadah: Sages, Stories & Secrets
Do you wish to know the One Who spoke and created the world? Learn Aggadah, for through that you will know Hashem and cleave to His ways (Sifrei, Parshas Ekev, sec. 12) Scattered throughout the Talmud are various sayings and stories dealing with Torah outlook, ethics and values. Some are seemingly straightforward, while others are somewhat mystifying, and others simply baffling. Together, they constitute the area of Torah known as Aggadah, and contained within them are the fundamentals of Judaism.