Neshama

June 20, 2006

[f.; pl. “Neshamot”]; soul or breath; as in “BeYom HaShabbat yesh leAdam Neshama Yetera,” “On the Day of Shabbat, a person has an ‘extra soul,’ ” or “VaYipach be-apo nishmat chayim,” “And G-d breathed into his nose the breath of life.” (Bereshit (2:7)