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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.
See also: Judaism
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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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Simintov takes charge of the Seder and sings songs from the Haggadah in perfect Hebrew while the rest of us are transported back in time, helplessly drawn in by the passion and fervor of his canting.
The observance begins with the Seder, an ancient ceremony during which the Haggadah, the special prayer book for Passover, is read while family, friends and guests are seated around a dinner table.
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The library of Blickling Hall, Norfolk, holds an illustrated manuscript Haggadah, or Passover ritual, of the eighteenth century that was hitherto unknown in the literature on decorated Hebrew manuscripts of the period.
I wrote a welcoming letter to all participants, advising them about the schedule for the Seder and asking for volunteers to read or sing portions of the Haggadah. Even the dress code was not overlooked.
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