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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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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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Relive the Exodus, discover the eternal meaning of the Haggada, and enjoy a family Seder, complete with hand-baked matzah, wine, and a homemade dinner.
Among the prayers are preliminary readings and prayers, evening prayer and bibliographical crux, polemical reading against Karaites, Shabbat beginnings and endings, Rosh Hodesh to Rosh Ha-Shana, versus and musaf for Rosh Ha-Shana, ways to start Yon Kippur, Haggada before meal, additions for Hanukka, and instructions in Aramaic.
After the Latin Prologue and its English translation, a full-color reproduction of the Haggada (in Codex Hebrew 200) follows.
(31) When Moise's Hymn 183 commemorates Passover, the Israel that God with "outstretched hand" redeems as the "elect" is situated in the Haggada as a reenactment of Jewish history.
The efficacy of the software was demonstrated earlier this year when one researcher, Stefan Reif of Cambridge, was looking for a match for a vellum fragment of an 11th-century Passover Haggada that had been brought to the British university in 1897.
A prime example might be the numerous translations of the Haggada of Pesach into Ladino.
And if so, did Jesus and his apostles read the Passover Haggada? Why the overkill of the Suffering Servant motif in understanding Isaiah 53:1-12 (Greek and Hebrew variants)?
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).
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.
(8) Robert Nerson, La Haggada commentee: traduction et commentaire du texte integral de la Haggada de Paque; explication des usages du sedere (Paris: Colbo, 1966), p.