Definitions for "Aggadah"
(ahg-ga-DAH) Aramaic. n. (pl. Aggadot). Stories, Parables. Non-legal material found in the Talmud. Aramaic word meaning “story.” Rabbinic law dealing with ethics, theology, history, folklore, and legends. Aggadah does not concern itself with legal and ritual matters and thus can be distinguished from Halakhah.
(also haggadah) - the ethical sayings and scriptural exposition of the sages, in contrast to their halachic statements; the non-legal part of rabbinic literature in contrast to halachah. aggadic - pertaining to aggadah. amoraic - pertaining to the amoraim (singular: amora), the sages of the talmudic period, as distinguished from the earlier tannaim, the sages of the mishnaic period. Roughly speaking, the tannaim are the sages quoted in the Mishnah and contemporary rabbinic works, while the amoraim are the sages mentioned in the Germara.
the portions of the * Talmud and * Midrash which deal with ethics, the stories of our Sages, and stories of Biblical figures not included in the Bible