(commonly aggadah or hagadah; pl., agadot
) Sections of classical rabbinic literature
of an exegetical or homiletical (as opposed to legal) nature. Agadah
generally includes folklore, legends, and aphorisms as well as speculations of a nonlegal nature.
(lit., “Four Rows”) Legal code written by Ya‘akov ben Asher (ca. 1270–1340). Yosef Karo based his Shulḥan ‘Arukh
on the structure of the four sections in Arba‘ah turim:Oraḥ ḥayim, Yoreh de‘ah, Even ha-‘ezer,
and Ḥoshen mishpat.
) Polish term for the lease of real estate or income deriving from monopolies associated with it such as fish ponds, forests, mills, and especially the right to produce, distribute, and sell alcoholic beverages. The holder of the arenda
was called arendarz
) or arendator
). [See Leaseholding