Our sages generally do not think that [chukim] have no cause whatever, and serve no purpose; for this would lead us to assume that God’s actions are purposeless.
On the contrary, they hold that even these ordinances have a cause, and are certainly intended for some use, although it is not known to us; owing either to deficiency of our knowledge or the weakness of our intellect.
This is a question that has concerned chazal for centuries.
I want to explore with you a few texts that support seeking deeper meaning and reason for each mitzvah, as well as those who warn against the potential danger of doing so.
We should do mitzvot in order to act in accord with God’s word, without questioning God’s intent.
Maimonides on the other hand, championed the movement to find reasons behind every law.
Consequently there is a cause for every commandment…