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  • proper n. A body of mystical Jewish teachings based on an esoteric reading of the Hebrew scriptures.

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From the Hebrew קבל (kbl, "to receive"). Kabbalah is the noun, "something received". It refers to the notion that Kabbalah is a set of mystical doctrines received in antiquity and passed on in small circles. (Wiktionary)

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