Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה, KA-BA-LA, literally "receiving/tradition", also transliterated Cabala, Cabbala, Kabalah, Qabalah, Quabala, Qabbālâ, and QBL) is a system of magic originating from Judaism.
It's pronounced KA-BA-LA. The word descends from hebrew K-B-L (קבל). K-B-L is the root verb for "receive", and "kabala" would therefore be literally "one being given". In modern spoken Hebrew, "kabala" is an invoice, e.g. a proof of purchase that is received by the customer upon payment.