Looking for a list of Gemara's that has lots of aggadic stories. The following can be excluded from the list- Avoda Zara and Perek Chelek in Sanhedrin.

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    I'd say Taanis!
    – Shalom
    Jun 12 at 2:33
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    Maybe just learn Ein Yaakov.
    – N.T.
    Jun 12 at 7:10
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    Brachos has a decent amount,also maybe do some Avos Dreb Nosson
    – sam
    Jun 12 at 15:03
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    What would make an answer "canonical"?
    – N.T.
    Jun 14 at 7:00
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    This link (contents of Ein Yaakov) is an almost complete list. sefaria.org/Ein_Yaakov?tab=contents
    – Chatzkel
    Jun 14 at 13:40

3 Answers 3


Much of Bava Basra Perek 5 contains a whole slew of stories told by sailors and other people to different Amoraim. The Artscroll (and the book the juggler and the king) both explain these allegorically if you want it.


בבא מציעא - השוכר את הפועלים

From the beginning of the perek .דף פג

  • Can you share why you think this is a good suggestion? As it stands, it’s just the name of a chapter and a page number. We could end up with hundreds of such answers with no way to evaluate them.
    – Alex
    Jun 12 at 19:07
  • @Alex it has everything that was asked for, I don't see a reason why I need to add more details. As with all other espouses, you can look up the source and judge for yourself
    – Yoreinu
    Jun 12 at 19:13
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    It meets the literal standard of what the question asked for, but the more research an answer requires of a reader the less useful it is. Right now this is the only answer posted, so it wouldn’t be terribly difficult to look it up, but if ten other people post different chapter names or page numbers it will become a significant burden to look up each one. By explaining why you think this is a good Gemara to learn, you make it much more helpful. By not providing a reason, you may leave readers wondering if it is just an example picked randomly.
    – Alex
    Jun 12 at 19:20

Id say most of Mesechas Sanhedrin, its packed with Agadata's.

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