(noun) A body of mysticalteachings of rabbinicalorigin,oftenbasedonanesotericinterpretation of the HebrewScriptures.
(noun) A secretdoctrine resembling these teachings.
(noun) an ancient Jewish mystical tradition based on an esoteric interpretation of the Old Testament
(noun) any secret or occult doctrine or science
Use "kabbalah" in a sentence
"Cleaning up nuclear contamination is too important to be left to the scientists: Madonna, whose interest in kabbalah is well known, was recently observed (by an undercover BBC reporter, according to the New York Post) trying to rid Chernobyl of excessive radiation by means of "a weird religious service, which started with prayer readings and chanting that culminated in everyone turning to the east, pushing the air with their hands, and crying out 'Cher-er-er-er-nobyl' at the top of their voices.""
"Concepts and images of heaven and earth have a global history, but "The Breaking of the Vessels" pertains to the lore of Jewish mysticism known as kabbalah."
"Says the LA Times: The word "kabbalah" was not mentioned in the ... class, but its presence seemed unmistakable."