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Aggadah: Sages, Stories & Secrets

The Keys To Deeper, More Meaningful & Effective Jewish Living

by Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein

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Inspiring Messages from the Aggadah of the Talumd!


Aggadah teaches how a Jew should view G-d, life, mitzvos, the world, people around him and — ultimately — himself.

"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.

Drawing on a wide selection of commentators from throughout the ages, this book helps uncover the depth and profundity of these ideas. It takes the reader on a journey of discovery which is inspiring, eyeopening and exhilarating, toward a vision of deeper Jewish living.

From the Approbations:
"...informative, fascinating and entertaining ...should be a welcome addition to any Jew's library." — Rabbi Berel Wein

"This book opens up the world of Aggadah , teaches its principles and demonstrates its applications ...highly recommended." — Rabbi Akiva Tatz

About the Author
Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein was born and raised in London, learned in Yeshivas Ateres Israel in Jerusalem, and received his rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Chaim Walkin. Rabbi Bernstein currently teaches in Yeshivas Machon Yaakov, Jerusalem, as well as various seminaries, and gives regular shiurim on Chumash and Talmud which are open to the public. He is the author of the popular Darkness to Destiny: The Haggadah Experience (Mosaica Press) and lives in Jerusalem with his wife and five children.


  • ITEM #: 7182
  • Dimensions: 6" X 9"
  • ISBN: 978-1937887-49-0
  • Weight: 1.3000 lbs
  • Binding: Hard Cover / 266 pages
  • Published by: Mosaica Press

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  • Perspective-changing

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    • 10/12/15

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    • Adam

    Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein is one of my absolute favorite authors. His work is always written in a clear, clever, and impactful way, and this sefer is no exception. The Rav takes a very complex and complicated subject and breaks it down to completely digestible pieces that left me amazed. An absolute must-buy, you won't be disappointed!

  • Opens doors for the beginner and the scholar alike

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    • 8/20/15

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    • Rabbi Jack Cohen

    Rabbi Bernstein has masterfully handed us the keys to access both the riddles of the Sages and the richness of Jewish living itself, and showed us the bridges between the two in the process. Written in beautiful English with crystal clarity, the book covers a full spectrum of topics and draws from an absolute wealth of rabbinic literature, with phenomenal footnotes for further exploration. The book engages the reader like a student making to study an active process. It is definitely among my favorite English books on Torah wisdom! Highly recommended for just about anyone!

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    • 8/3/15

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    • dee

    I am ordering it now so cant say yet how it is but what I know: anything Rabbi Bernstein touches turns into gold...

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    • 7/20/15

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    • Rabbi Ari Enkin

    "This is an exceptionally worthwhile book. It is certain to both educate and inspire."

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