noun \hə-ˈgä-də, hä-, -ˈg-\
plural Hag·ga·doth \-ˈgä-ˌdōt, -ˈg-, -ˌdōth\

Definition of HAGGADAH

:  aggadah
:  the book of readings for the seder service
hag·ga·dic \-ˈgä-dik, -ˈg-\ adjective often capitalized

Origin of HAGGADAH

Hebrew haggādhāh
First Known Use: 1856

Rhymes with HAGGADAH


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In Judaism, the text that guides the performance of ritual acts and prayers at the Seder dinner celebrating Passover. The Haggadah retells the story of Exodus, offering commentaries that provide a religious philosophy of Jewish history and supplying answers to the traditional questions asked by children at the beginning of the Seder. More broadly, the term Haggadah can refer to the part of rabbinical literature not concerned with the law (e.g., stories, parables, legends, history, and astronomy).

Variants of HAGGADAH

Haggadah or Haggada


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