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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.]
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(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
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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.
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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.
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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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TB Taanit 30a cites a baraita outlining the laws of the Ninth of Av: Our Rabbis taught: All obligations that are observed by a mourner are observed on the Ninth of Av: one is forbidden in eating and drinking, in anointing and the wearing of shoes, and in sexual relations, and it is forbidden to read from the Torah, Nevi'im, or Ketuvim, or to learn Mishnah, Talmud, Midrash, Halachot, or Aggadot. But ...
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(16.) Aaron Huges, "The Stranger at the Sea: Mythopoesis in the Qur'an and Early Tafsir," SR 32 (2003): 261-79, at 266 argues: "The Qur'an is not only a genizah of various trajectories of biblical and near eastern aggadot, but also a kaleidoscope which gives these trajectories a new vision." Islam and the Religions of the Ancient Orient: A reappraisal," JNSL 12 (1984), 125-31; Ilse Lichtenstadter, "Origin and Interpretation of Some Our'anic Symbols," in Studi orientalistici in onore di Giorgio Levi Della Vida, vol.
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And it is well known that we do not base refutations on Aggadot. (Bet Habechira on Shabbat 55b)
Indeed, in his commentaries on the minor prophets, the words |traditio' and |trado' are often used in connection with narrative aggadot.(50) On the other hand, it is likely that Julian is criticizing these traditions simply as |false', rather than as |incredible'.
(3.) Maharal of Prague, Hiddushei Aggadot, Part 3, second ed.
Desiring to write a commentary explicating the inner, esoteric (philosophical) meaning of rabbinic aggadot, he realized that if he explained their meaning, he would be going against the will of the Sages, who, after all, wrote esoterically for a reason; if, on the other hand, he replaced one philosophical allegory with another, of what use would be his book?
He would include halakhot and aggadot that a reader could not possibly understand or would make reference to minor historical events that the reader could not possibly fathom.
Why these relatively late aggadot should carry any historical weight is never articulated.