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A Jewish mystical tradition based on an esoteric interpretation of the Old Testament and other texts, or a system which incorporates kabbalistic


( kä'bʊl, kəbul' ), city (1997 est. pop. 1,500,000), capital of Afghanistan and of Kabul prov. and its largest city and economic and cultural center,

Kádár, János (1912 - 1989)

( yä'nôsh kä'där ), 1912–89, Hungarian Communist leader. In 1932 he joined the then illegal Communist party and held high government and party posts

Kafka, Franz (1883 - 1924)

1883-1924 Austrian novelist Born of German-Jewish parents in Prague, he graduated in law there, and although overwhelmed by a desire to write, found

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Kagan, Elena, 1960-

Elena Kagan (1960-) joined the Supreme Court after a career in law, politics, and academia but with limited experience in the courtroom and no prior

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Kahlo, Frida

Although she was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyoacán, the historic suburb of Mexico City, Frida Kahlo publicly declared her birth date 1910 so that she

Kahneman, Daniel (1934 - )

Daniel Kahneman is one of the most renowned psychologists of the twentieth century. His awards include the American Psychological Association’s

Kahn, Louis (1901 - 1974)

( kän, ĭz'ədôr´´ ), 1901–74, American architect, b. Estonia. He and his family moved to Philadelphia in 1905, and he later studied at the Univ. of

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Kalahari Desert

Arid to semi-arid desert area, occupying a plateau and forming most of Botswana and extending into Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa; area about

Kaldor, Nicholas (1908 - 1986)

Hungarian-born British economist and special adviser 1964–68 and 1974–76 to the UK government. Kaldor was a firm believer in long-term capital gains