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Aggadah


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The aspect of Jewish, especially Talmudic, literature that embraces all non-legal topics. Aggadah treats of Jewish history, ethics, philosophy, folklore, medicine, astronomy, popular proverbs, pious tales, and so forth. Aggadah is thus best defined as including any subject of relevance to Judaism that is not embraced by the term Halakhah, the legal side of Judaism.

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