from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See the extract.


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  • Traditional practitioners do not usually wear the red-string bracelets favored by celebrity devotees.

    A Dictionary Of The Divine

  • Maybe you're thinking of getting a red-string kabbalah bracelet.


  • From the Kabbalah red-string bracelet to Hebrew-inscribed charms to crosses of all kinds, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT has noticed that Hollywood ` s biggest stars are more willing than ever to put their religion on display.

    CNN Transcript Aug 7, 2006

  • But with celebrities like Demi Moore and Gwyneth Paltrow flocking to Kabbalah centers and sporting red-string bracelets as a sign of their newfound interest, the question is a natural: What is Kabbalah?

    Popular version of Kabbalah is more New Age than genuine

  • Which probably explains why its “unfathomable complexities” have become fully accessible to the likes of Britney Spears, who has also been seen sporting a Kabbalistic red-string wrist band.

    Why do stars put their faith in Kabbalah?

  • She got up from the table, went to her bedroom, and returned with her red-cardboard accordion folder, untying the red-string bow as she walked.

    Time and Again

  • She was photographed with the telltale red-string bracelet.


  • Of course it is the religion’s celebrity connections — and the famous $26 red-string bracelets that publicly identify its followers — that have brought it to prominence.

    Guy’s fear: ‘I though they were after my wife’s $$’


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