Definitions for haggadahhəˈgɔ də, ˌhɑ gɑˈdɑ; -ˈdɔt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hag•ga•dahhəˈgɔ də, ˌhɑ gɑˈdɑ; -ˈdɔt(n.)(pl.)-dahs or -das, -doth, -dot

or hag•ga•da

  1. a book containing the story of the Exodus, used at the Seder service on Passover.

    Category: Judaism

  2. (cap.)

    Category: Judaism

    Ref: Aggadah

Origin of haggadah:

1855–60; < Heb; see Aggadah

hag•gad•ichəˈgæd ɪk, -ˈgɑ dɪk(adj.)hag•gad′i•cal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Haggadah, Haggada, Hagada(noun)

    Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Haggadah

    a system of professedly traditional, mostly fanciful, amplifications of the historical and didactic, as distinct from the legal, portions of Jewish scripture; is a reconstructing and remodelling of both history and dogma; for the Jews seem to have thought, though they were bound to the letter of the Law, that any amount of licence was allowed them in the treatment of history and dogma.

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