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Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition

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The basic resources include the Bible, the various traditions of oral law in halakha and Aggadah, the Mussar literature, Jewish law, and the traditions of prayer and liturgy (Schweid 2001-2002, 132-133), as well as Jewish traditions that serve as the basis for education in the home.
(47.) See Bialik's poems "El ha-aggadah" (1892, To the Aggadah) and "Lifnei aron ha-sfarim" (1910, Facing the Library).
In the 1970s, aggadah was claimed particularly by feminists, eager to fill in what they perceived as gaps in the ancient texts--places where the stories of biblical women were ignored or the voices of women were muffled by the hegemony of male discourse, where misogynistic viewpoints of women reigned.
"Temple." According to the Aggadah, the heavenly (Third) Temple was fully prepared before the world was created and will descend miraculously at the end of times; see ibid., s.v.
Passengers can receive a small booklet that allows them to cover a precept of Jewish Law, Mishna, Aggadah (allegories and non-legalistic text from the Talmud) and part of the weekly Torah reading.
Among her topics are reception theory and literary afterlives, literary criticism and the interrelationships of texts, naming the animals, Halakhah and Aggadah as the two faces of midrash, postmodern midrash, where retelling and translation intersect, translation as cure, and the language of filter.
Cappell is quick to point out what would likely be the major criticism of his project: that while the two literary modes (rabbinic thought and Jewish American literature) share certain characteristics, they differ in a crucial way: all rabbinic aggadah and storytelling must return to scripture as the dominant force, while Jewish American fiction writers seem to respond to every possible theme and use every possible form.
In exploring the farrago of factors that contributed to his scientific career of failed experiments and complex but inconclusive inferential reasoning, the dog seems unequal to his diegetic task, and himself falls prey to his own speculations and "Aggadah" interludes-all of which in the end undermines his credibility and makes a mockery of his creator's pretensions.
To put the matter in rabbinical terms, we may have been drawn to midrash aggadah rather than midrash halakhah: that is, to reflect interpretively on the nonlegal biblical texts and to fight shy of the language of commandment and its allied language of promise.
His scholarship was wide-ranging, but focused primarily on Jewish writings of the first three centuries of the Common Era, particularly the genre known as aggadah, the non-legal writings of the first generations of Jewish sages.
(166) Thus, this aggadah was used to support the notion that a woman is very careful to tell the truth about the death of her husband, and therefore should be trusted on the matter without further testimony from other witnesses.
Judaism is an intellectually demanding, text-centered cultural system that can't be condensed into "sound bites." As Abraham Joshua Heschel pointed out fifty years ago, Judaism embraces polarities--e.g., halakha and aggadah (law and lore); notions of God as both transcendent (wholly other) and immanent (present in the world); Jewish existence in both the Land of Israel and the diaspora, to take a few examples.
In fact, "Aggadah adapts for its own purpose that very mode of analytical inquiry".
According to a later aggadah 'legend' (Seder Elyahu Zota) Rabbi Aqiba saved the soul of a dead person from the punishment of Gehenna by getting his son to learn and recite the Qaddish.
Benjamin put it unforgettably when he said that Kafka's eerie fiction reads like Aggadah (myth and the fictive imagination), looking for Halacha (the law); art searching for truth.