- "He already has such a Jewish neshama." (upon hearing of the news of a friend who finally converted to Judaism)
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb נשמה neshamá, Yiddish neshóme
Who Uses This
Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
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