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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.]


(həˈɡɑːdə; Hebrew haɡaˈdaː; -ɡɔˈdɔ) or


n, pl -dahs, -das or -doth (Hebrew -ˈdoːt)
1. (Judaism)
a. a book containing the order of service of the traditional Passover meal
b. the narrative of the Exodus from Egypt that constitutes the main part of that service. See also Seder
2. (Judaism) another word for Aggadah
[C19: from Hebrew haggādāh a story, from hagged to tell]
haggadic, hagˈgadical adj


or hag•ga•da

(həˈgɔ də, ˌhɑ gɑˈdɑ)

n., pl. -dahs or -das, -doth, -dot (-ˈdɔt)
1. a book containing the story of the Exodus, used at the Seder service on Passover.
2. (cap.) Aggadah.
[1855–60; < Hebrew; see Aggadah]
hag•gad•ic (həˈgæd ɪk, -ˈgɑ dɪk) hag•gad′i•cal, adj.

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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haggadah - Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish traditionHaggadah - 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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In these examples and later ones, such as illuminated Haggadot from medieval Spain and Germany, artists did not hesitate to depict biblical characters.
He is known to have completed between 40 and 50 hand-written and illuminated Haggadot in his career, but this example had been lost for a century or more.
Almost all congregations celebrate Jewish holidays, such as Passover, reading the liturgy from Messianic Haggadot, which similarly pick elements of traditional Haggadot with prayers that give expression to the members' faith in Jesus.
Joel produced many haggadot, as well as siddurim and at least one commentary on the Book of Psalms, but the Washington Haggadah, produced in his 50s, displays many of his design traits.
Among the topics are Seder food and customs in illuminated Medieval Haggadot, the impact of theology on liturgical change, the censorship of Aleinu in Ashkenaz and its aftermath, Shabgethai Sofer of Przemysl on the text of Mah nishtanah, the ascension of Moses in a poem by Amittai ben Shephatiah, and the early history of the liturgy of Yom Kippur.
Providing her readers with iconographic images outside and inside cathedrals in the fourth chapter or within the pages of haggadot in the sixth chapter, Cuffel nicely positions the language of scripture and medicine within illustrations of the symbolism that connects depictions of women to negative views of religious Others.
Mark reached into his magic bag and brought out matzot, grape juice, charoset, horse radish, a small container of salt water, and three Haggadot.
The Reconstructionist Archives holds a number of such haggadot from the late 1930s.
There are hundreds of Haggadot, plural for Haggadah meaning "telling," to choose from nowadays, and Offel suggested that families should take the time to find one that works for them.
Kogman-Appel, Katrin, Illuminated Haggadot from Medieval Spain: Biblical Imagery and the Passover Holiday.
It consistently appears in Haggadot attributed to the early Gaonim.