All these different
spellings – and not just the ones in the title: Kabbalah, Kabbala, Kaballah –
there is also Kabala, Kabballah, Kabalah, Kaballa, Kabballa, what shall we make
And then there are
the "C" spellings: Cabbalah, Cabbala, Caballah, Cabala, Cabballah,
Cabalah, Caballa, Cabballa.
And let us not forget
about the "Q" spellings: Qabbalah, Qabbala, Qaballah, Qabala, Qabballah,
Qabalah, Qaballa, Qabballa.
Some pundits posit as
a general guideline, i.e., not 100% of the cases, that whereas Jews spell it
with a "K" (Kabbalah, etc.), Christians tend to use a "C"
(Cabala, etc.) while the occultists tend towards the "Q" (Qabalah, etc.).
Next, to consider the
last not least, is the question of the final "H" (as in Cabalah,
Kabbalah, Qabalah, etc., but not in Cabala, Kabala, Qabbala, etc.), to induce you to emphasize the final syllable, while its omission (Kabala,
etc.) leads to middle syllable stress.
As for Kosher Kabbala
(Kosher Kabbalah, Kosher Kaballah, Kosher Kabala, Kosher Kabballah, Kosher
Kabalah, Kosher Kaballa, Kosher Kabballa) - not every "K" internet site or print book is authentic; far from it.
Only a few are. But at
least you know that the chances are better than on any of the
"C" (Cabbalah, Cabbala,
Caballah, Cabala, Cabballah, Cabalah, Caballa, Cabballa) or "Q" (as
in Qabbalah, Qabbala, Qaballah, Qabala, Qabballah, Qabalah, Qaballa, Qabballa)
But for kosher Kabbala
(Kosher Kabbalah?, Kosher Kaballah?, Kosher Kabala?) sites and books, how they
spell it and how you pronounce it are of virtually no significance. What counts
is that for the product to be kosher, the Kabbalists (Cabbalists, Cabalists,
Qabbalists, Qabalists) or whoever is producing it have to be impeccably kosher
themselves, faithful to the unbroken chain of Jewish traditional teachings
Mount Sinai revelation.