Ruach

June 20, 2006

[m. and f., pl. “Ruchot”]; wind, air, breath, soul, mind, spirit, direction; as in “Mashiv HaRuach U-Morid HaGeshem,” “Who makes the wind blow and the rain fall” [From the daily Shemoneh Esray Prayer]; “VeHaRuach tashuv el HaElokim…,” “And the soul will return to G-d…” (Kohelet 12:7)