Haggadah (Haggada, Aggadah; "Tale", in Hebrew)

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HAGGADAH (Haggada, aggadah; "tale", in Hebrew)

Ritual reading, during the "seder" meal on the first night of Passover, of the story of the flight from Egypt of the Hebrew people. By extension, designates a non-juridical interpretation of the Jewish law which is read as a kind of instruction during the Passover feast. The Haggadah, whose provenance is the classical rabbinical period, figures in two texts: the Talmud and the Midrash.

SEE ALSO Talmud.

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