Sefer HaAggadah (The Book of Legends) is a compilation of Aggadot that was compiled and edited by Hayim Nahman Bialik and Yhoshua Hanna Ravnitzky. Buy a cheap copy of Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah: by Y.H. Rawnitzky. The first complete English translation of the Hebrew classic Sefer Ha-Aggadah. The Book of Legends Sefer Ha-Aggadah by William G. Braude, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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They were simply absorbed as explanations or supportive evidence to discussions in other Jewish writings such as the Talmud. They got scared because they saw that Jesus is writing the names of those who bedded Magdalene.

Their reason is that the Babylonian Talmud is better known to the public. Provides Jewish Rabbinical insight and traditional oratorical views on numerous subjects under the sun and above it as well as details about many Old Testament characters not found in the Torah or the Bible.

Legendd will definitely enjoy and learn more from all the untold bible stories and parables. Loosely translated as “legends”, Aggadah includes the genres of biblical exegesis, stories about biblical characters, the lives of the Talmudic era sages and their contemporary history, parables, proverbs, and folklore. About Hayyim Nahman Bialik.

I fully endorse this marvelous translation by William Braude.

GlatzerJewish literary scholar, theologian, and editor writes that Bialik’s goal in compiling the Sefer HaAggadah was “…part of his attempt to popularize Hebrew classics. Srfer belief is almost identical to that of ancient yogis in India. Rona Sharon rated it it was amazing May 15, Anyway, I’ve read some chapters and I was awestruck.


I was raised a druid and educated in Catholic, private and public schools, and have loved stories since I was a child. Cory Driver rated it it was amazing Feb 08, A captivating melange of wisdom and piety, fantasy and satire, Aggadah is the expressive medium of the Jewish creative genius. There are also variations and it is difficult to say which are the earlier ones.

The Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah

One samples it day by day, and then starts over aga This is a huge pages of collected Rabbinic legends, dreams and teachings of a book first published in Hebrew over eighty years ago.

The Aggadah was very important to the Israelites. He writes that, “Halakhah is all husk, body, action; Aggadah is all content, soul, aspiration. The detailed records demonstrate just how int Just about legensd early Jewish non-legal teachings come under the banner of Aggadah: One does not sit down and read it. Just about all early Jewish non-legal teachings come leggends the banner of Aggadah: First published in Odessa init was recognized immediately as a masterwork in its own right, and reprinted numerous times in Israel.

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Sefer HaAggadah – Wikipedia

Vera Welker rated it liked it Mar 03, Although the goal of Sefer HaAggadah was to popularize the old Hebrew classics in the form of Aggadah, Bialik’s calls for a life of “…action rather than talk, and in writing, for Legende rather than Aggadah.


Jul 17, Justin rated it liked it Shelves: Jackie rated it really liked it Aug 24, Read it Forward Read it first. Halakah to Bialik is the implementation of the lessons learned from Aggadah, it is “a defined attitude towards life.

English readers are very fortunate to be able at last to avail themselves of this extraordinary compilation.

The Hebrew poet Hayim Nahman Bial The first complete English translation of the Hebrew classic Sefer Ha-Aggadah brings to the English-speaking world the greatest legedns best-loved anthology of classical Rabbinic literature ever compiled.

A most welcome addition to the growing collection of Jewish classics now available in English translation.

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The Book of Legends/Sefer Ha-Aggadah: Legends from the Talmud and Midrash

He was part of the vanguard seffer Jewish thinkers who gave voice to the breath of new life in Jewish life. If you are unaware of Hebrew Literature, this excellent compendium of Jewish Cultural heritage is a great place to start. Arnie rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Feb 02, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: