Aggadah/Haggadah (Heb., ‘narrative’). Rabbinic teaching which is not halakhah and which includes stories, legends, history, ethical maxims, and witticisms. The rabbis themselves maintained that aggadah was not authoritative and insisted that ‘no halakhah may be derived from the aggadot’ (TJ Peéah 2. 6, 17a); but its status in relation to insight and piety is high.
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