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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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Maharal of Prague, Hiddushei Aggadot, Part 3, second ed.
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.
5) Another topic deserving of research is the causes of contradictions that Maimonides attributes to the literary sources of the Jewish tradition: the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible, Mishnah and baraitot, Talmud, midrashim and aggadot.
And it is well known that we do not base refutations on Aggadot.
The Mishnah (5) is threefold: Talmud, Halakhot, and Aggadot.
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.
Thus there are those who emphasize the deep strain of humanism and idealism in the thought of Ray Hirsch, his focus on the Bible as opposed to the Talmud, his refusal to accept rabbinic aggadot as authoritative, and his universalist and diaspora-centered vision of the mission of Israel, while there are others who would point to his vision of a separatist Orthodox community, his fierce attack upon all forms of modern historical Jewish scholarship, his deep talmudic learning as reflected in his Commentary on the Pentateuch, and his opposition to all changes in synagogue ritual, set forth in his surviving responsa.
As a consequence, we find that halakhot are being used in the same way as aggadot.