- A body of mystical teachings of rabbinical origin, often based on an esoteric interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures. (noun)
- A secret doctrine resembling these teachings. (noun)
- An ancient Jewish mystical tradition based on an esoteric interpretation of the Old Testament (noun)
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- Any secret or occult doctrine or science (noun)
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