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also Hag·ga·da  (hä′gä-dä′, hə-gä′də, -gô′də)
n. pl. Hag·ga·doth (-dôt′, -dōt′, -dōs, -dəz) Judaism
1. Traditional Jewish literature, especially the nonlegal part of the Talmud. Also called Aggadah.
2. The book containing the story of the Exodus and the ritual of the Seder, read at the Passover Seder.

[Hebrew haggādâ, narration, telling, from higgîd, to narrate, tell; see ngd in Semitic roots.]

Haggada, Haggadah, Aggada, Aggadah

1. the explanatory matter in rabbinic and Talmudic literature, interpreting or illustrating the Scriptures.
2. a book in which is printed the liturgy for the Seder service. — haggadic, haggadical, adj.
See also: Judaism
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Noun1.Haggada - Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish traditionHaggada - Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition
Talmudic literature - (Judaism) ancient rabbinical writings
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A prime example might be the numerous translations of the Haggada of Pesach into Ladino.
Fur dieses Motiv hat man entweder den Fall der Engel in Gen 6 und dessen Ausspinnung in der pseudoepigraphischen und rabbinischen Literatur herangezogen oder den "Sundenfall" der Eva in Gen 2 mit seiner entsprechenden fruhjudischen Haggada (Rudolph 1980:227-228).
The Haggada, a tract that retells the Exodus, guides the Seder.
Candles, matzah (unleavened bread), wine, bitter herbs, friends, family, a Haggada (Passover storybook) - these are just a few of the ingredients that make up the preparation and celebration of Passover, the Jewish Freedom Festival.
10, echoed in the Haggada, and played out in the Seder; and expressed
Traditional Jewishness (usually male and Orthodox) is represented by artifacts, particularly ritual objects such as Haggada pages, menorahs, and the like, from the ancient and pre-modern eras.
At the Passover Seder where they first meet, Eve impresses Gamaliel with her reading of a difficult passage in the Haggada.
I have a Haggada with a ruler printed on the binding to enable one to measure the precise size of the matzah one eats at the Seder; some people play "beat-the-clock" at the Seder, cramming a huge "olive's bulk" of Matzah into their mouths before a brief time expires.
But the era of the rabbis also marks the separation between judicial material and narratives, with the coinage of two distinct categories: halakha, commonly translated as Jewish law, and haggada, usually seen as denoting all the non-legal material in rabbinic literature, including, although not restricted to, stories.