n. (ah-gah-DAH); pl. (ah-gah-DOTE) Literally, “narrative.” Aggadot are stories that are presented in the along with , the body of . Unlike halakhah, these legends, historical stories, jokes, ethical tales, and are not legally binding; their purpose is to explain and on Jewish laws and customs.

  1. noun
  2. plural

Eisenberg, J., Scolnic, E., & Jewish Publication Society. (2001). The JPS dictionary of Jewish words. Over 1000 entries for Jewish and life-cycle events, culture, , the and other sacred texts, and worship. Each entry has a guide and is cross-referenced to related terms.; “A JPS desk reference”–cover. (2). , : Jewish Publication Society.

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