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or kab·ba·la or ka·ba·la also ca·ba·la or qa·ba·la or qa·ba·lah  (kăb′ə-lə, kə-bä′lə)
1. often Kabbalah A body of mystical teachings of rabbinical origin, often based on an esoteric interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures.
2. A secret doctrine resembling these teachings.

[Medieval Latin cabala, from Hebrew qabbālâ, received doctrine, tradition, from qibbēl, to receive; see qbl in Semitic roots.]

kab′ba·lism n.
kab′ba·list n.
Usage Note: There are no less than two dozen variant spellings of kabbalah, the most common of which include kabbalah, kabala, kabalah, qabalah, qabala, cabala, cabbala, kaballah, kabbala, kaballah, and qabbalah. This sort of confusion is frequently seen with Hebrew and Arabic words borrowed into English because there exist several different systems of romanizing the Hebrew and Arabic alphabets. Often a more exact or scholarly transliteration, such as Qur'an, will coexist alongside a spelling that has been heavily Anglicized (Koran). The fact that the Hebrew and Arabic alphabets do not as a rule indicate short vowels or the doubling of consonants compounds the difficulties. Spellings of kabbalah with one or two b's are equally "correct," insofar as the single b accurately reproduces the spelling of the Hebrew, while the double b represents that it was once pronounced with a double b.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kabbala - an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
arcanum, secret - information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking"
2.Kabbala - an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries
theosophy - a system of belief based on mystical insight into the nature of God and the soul
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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Pray, sir, upon an average what proportion of these Kabbala were usually found to be right?
The Kabbala, as you properly term them, sir, were generally discovered to be precisely on a par with the facts recorded in the un-re-written histories themselves; -- that is to say, not one individual iota of either was ever known, under any circumstances, to be not totally and radically wrong.
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Tras mencion la Kabbala Denudata de Rosenroth, dice en efecto este narrador haber comprado allAaAaAeA "algunos libros de Ginsburg y de Waite", que en la traducciAa inglesa del cuento se convierten en "books on the Kabbalah", presumiblemente The Doctrine and Literature of The Kablah de Waite (donde Eliseo ben Abuya es mencionado como "the Talmudic R.
On this matter, Castaldini reaches the Talmud and Kabbala to confront his arguments, but equally suggests an ethical perspective, which he determines with the help of P.
Some other confessional narratives and works of fiction that represent Jewish male same-sex desire in the context of yeshiva or hevruta, or in a larger context of Jewish learning and scholarship, include Jiri Mordechai Langer's Die Erotikder Kabbala (1923), Aryeh Stollman's Far Euphrates (2002), Maggie Anton's Rashi's Daughters.
To some observers, the Sabbatean movement and Sabbateans were the forerunners of Zionism and hence Jewish nationalism; to some others, they were the actors behind Jewish and Turkish modernity and secularism; yet to some others, they were the founder of a new form of Islamic Sufism and Jewish Kabbala.
Both Gottika and The Path of Names weave elements of the Jewish mystical traditions of Gnosticism and kabbala into their plots and characters.
After he returned to Venice he was seized by the Inquisition, accused of numerous heresies, magic, Kabbala and sexual misconduct, and was eventually burned, becoming the first so-called martyr of science.
I want to be a scholar and think about the holy sparks of the Kabbala and the Gnostic divine within us all and maybe even the apostle Paul's almost-panentheism in Acts 17, but it is a dog, and there's something absolutely wonderful and, indeed, funny in this odd little statement of a quite earthy theology.
She covers Jewish enlightenment and the Kabbala dispute, Jewish immigration to East Africa, Jewish immigration to Palestine, challenging the Zionist enterprise and ethos, family values regarding inheritance and polygamy in transition, and traditional education and secular studies.
Lo Guest, 'n kenner op die gebied van die Joodse mistisisme, het tydens 'n praatjie by die Theosophical Library Centre in Altadena gewys op een van die beginsels van die Kabbala voor die moderne era, dat studies daarvan geslote moet wees vir gewone mense (ook vir vroue) en slegs toeganklik vir diegene wat deeglik daarop voorberei is, dit wil se, na jare se studie van die Bybel en die Talmoed.