Individual Truth: The Interpretations of the "Oven of Achnai" Aggada
, 15 Tradition 137 (1975).
"Criteria of Stammaitic Intervention in Aggada
." In Creation and Composition: The Contribution of the Bavli Redactors (Stammaim) to the Aggada
, edited by Jeffrey L.
Halakha (principles of Jewish law) and Aggada
(commentaries on issues of theology, philosophy, ethics, and psychology) are often treated separately, with the contemporary emphasis on the former.
[it] comprises both halakha and aggada
. Like body and soul, they are mutually dependent, and each is a dimension of its own" (GSM 324).
The issue of how the Greek and Latin Fathers actually viewed and evaluated the aggada
as an exegetical resource has been the subject of considerably less discussion.
as was also shown to Moses." Here a connection was made with another aggada
based on God's command to Moses to construct for the Tabernacle a menorah out of pure gold.
He grapples with the complex interplay between ethics, (i.e., moral theory), morals, (i.e., concrete norms of good or bad), halakhah, and Jewish thought (i.e., moral values found expressed in Midrash and Aggada
Her article, "Does the Tosefla Precede the Mishnah: Halakhah, Aggada
, & Narrative Coherence," appeared in the Spring 2001 issue.
Now he is ready to discourse on what is pshat, drash, midrash aggada
, and midrash halacha.
(21) For discussion of the traditions concerning Elisha ben Abuyah, see Bacher, Die Aggada
der Tannaiten, pp.
Begin with the highly anthropomorphic picture of the Bible and Aggada
. Move to the medieval rationalist conception, Neo-Platonist and/or Aristotelian.
Herzl unwittingly sounded the death-knell of imaginative literature itself in that novel, especially with his famous epigraph, which became the clarion-call of political Zionism: "if you will it, it is not a dream" ("marchend" in the original German, which is more accurately translated as fable or fairy tale; "aggada
" in the Hebrew translation).
Bialik wrote the following in his seminal essay "Halacha and Aggada
," attributing the idea to Ahad Ha'am:
A close parallel between the halakha and the aggada
According to Novak, Jewish theology, or Aggada
, serves to inform the Jew in applying the Jewish tradition in a normative, prescriptive dimension.