from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. Alternative spelling of Kaballah.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cabala.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries
- n. an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
Sorry, no etymologies found.
This memo advertised a model bill and called for the end of “tax-supported evolution science” because it “is derived concept-for-concept from Rabbinic writings on the mystic ‘holy book’ kabbala dating back at least two millennia”.
There's some kabbala in it, and vanity publishing satire, the Templars and tons of other fun stuff.
Special attention was reportedly given to “kabbala as espoused by Madonna.”
Yet it is doubtful that the pop-kabbala of Madonna and Demi Moore can provide an answer to the new threat.
The commercialization of the kabbala – “pop-kabbala” as the American press sometimes has it – is the child of an odd couple.
However, there is another side to the pop-kabbala phenomenon.
Religious Jews are infuriated at the cheapening of the tradition, as with using tefillin as an accessory at a rock concert, or making the kabbala into a pop movement.
The kabbala – the blend of Judaism and mysticism – gains Madonna no less publicity, perhaps, than the singer is giving kabbala.
True kabbala is far from being an exact science, but the connection between it and the “kabbala” of Madonna and the dubious characters associated with it is about the same as the connection between astrology and astronomy.
At these branches, they not only “teach kabbala” a la Rabbi Berg, but also help believers buy essential “kabbala ritual objects,” mainly to ward off the evil eye.