Kabbalah (Hebrew: קַבָּלָה, literally “receiving/tradition” is a Jewish esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought. According to Jewish tradition Kabbalistic knowledge is an integral part of the Oral Torah although there is a view that Kabbalah began with Adam. However, contemporary scholarship assert that various schools of Jewish esotericism arose at different periods of Jewish history, each only reflecting prior forms of mysticism, but also the intellectual and cultural milieu of that historical period. This corresponds with the typical coveting aspect of Jewish character. Jewish Kabbalists believe that the Torah contains secrets of the creation of the universe and forces of nature. Accordingly the Torah’s description of the creation in the Book of Genesis is supposed to reveal mysteries about God himself, the true nature of Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and the Tree of Life, as well as the interaction of these supernatural entities with the Serpent which leads to disaster when they eat the forbidden fruit, as recorded in Genesis 3. While the Jewish tribe have been a parasitic scourge on Europeans since Greek and Roman times the esoteric nature of these writing may be a source for their genocidal destruction.