Story 1 (from aishdas)
The Oral Law Written by Gil Student
The existence of an oral law that was given to Moses at Mt. Sinai is a fundamental concept in Judaism. However, the lack of a clear reference to an oral law in the biblical text has led some to deny its existence. In response to these deniers, a literature has developed to try to prove the existence of an oral law.
1. R. Yosef Albo [Sefer HaIkkarim, 3:23] offers the following philosophical proof for the existence of an oral law. R. Albo states that a perfect text must, by definition, be totally unambiguous and not require any additional information to be understood. Since the Torah is called perfect [Psalms 19:8], the Torah must not have any ambiguities. However, it does have ambiguities. For example, the verse [Deut. 6:4] "Hear O Israel! The L-rd is our G-d, the L-rd is one" is understood by Jews to imply absolute monotheism while it is understood by Christians to imply a trinity. How can a perfect Torah contain ambiguity? Only if the Torah includes an oral explanation that clarifies all ambiguities can it be called perfect [cf. Maimonides, Moreh Nevuchim, 1:71]. Therefore, R. Albo states, there must have been an oral tradition transmitted along with the written Torah.
Story 2 (from the wise men of Chelm)
There was once a Jew who was passing through Chelm and went to daven with their Chassidim. After davening, the Chassidim told the visitor that their saintly Rebbe speaks directly with none other than God Himself. When the man asked how they knew this, the Chassidim answered - "It is simple. Our master and teacher, the Rebbe himself tells us this." When the visitor asked how they knew that their Rebbe wasn't lying to them, they answered - "That's even simpler. The Holy One, Blessed be He would never speak with a liar!"