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Are there guidelines to define if something is an aggada

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It is often clear when a portion of the gemarah is written as an aggadah (ie, non-legal), however there are times where it may be unclear if a statement is aggadic, halachic, or none of the above. I would like to know if any authorities have established guidelines to help a reader evaluate if in fact the statement they are reading is an aggadic one.

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Does it make a practical difference if it's aggadic or halachic? So you can say אין משיבין על ההגדה? Or אין למדין מן האגדות? If it's codified in Shulchan Aruch or elsewhere, even though it's aggadic, what would you call that (see here)? robev 23 days ago

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