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n. The name of a song sung at the end of the Passover seder.
"Little Esti fell asleep in the middle of Chad Gadya." (Glinert)
"What does Chad Gadya, a song worthy of Dr. Seuss, a song that goes on and on about goats, cats, dogs, sticks, and butcher shops have to do with the leil shimurim, the night of geula and redemption?" (source)
"Of all the places in the world, ancient Jerusalem is the place where one can almost tangibly feel the Jewish historical 'Chad Gadya'." (source)
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חד גדיא chad gadya 'One baby-goat...' (the concluding line of every ).
khad gadio, had gadio, chad gadio, khad gadia, had gadia, chad gadia, khad gadyo, had gadyo, chad gadyo, khad gadya, had gadya
The song is cumulative, "similar to those in the children's rhyme 'There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,'" (JPS) making the name of the song sometimes used as a way of referring to a cumulation, or piling on, one after the other, of events, often connected to Jewish history.
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