cabala cabala

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
  2. (n) an esoteric theosophy of rabbinical origin based on the Hebrew scriptures and developed between the 7th and 18th centuries

Usage(s):

  1. Hunch-players in Italy's weekly lottery often consult a handy handbook called the cabala which gives the magic numbers associated with certain objects and events.
  2. Even the lightest children's tales display Singer's sources: the Bible, mystic writings of Jewish cabala, Tolstoy and Chekhov.
  3. Too often she seems to be hectoring the reader to decipher a private cabala.

Quotes

  1. "Madonna's my big get," says Norton, "but in the end, the Madonna I want is the Madonna from six years ago. Now she'sa working mother of two, everything's about cabala. I'm not sensing fun with a capital F."
    on Jun 22, 2004 By: Graham Norton Source: MSNBC

  2. "After a while, their appreciation for the everyday banalities of life wanes. Along comes cabala and says, 'These giant fireworks that you seek out every day - there's no need for them, because in everyday existence, there are hidden sparks.'"...
    on Jul 10, 2008 By: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Source: Tallahassee Democrat

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