ruchnies

Alternative Spellings

ruchnius

Definitions

  • spirituality

Example Sentences

  • "Yeshiva is the best place to focus on ruchnies rather than gashmies."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

רוחניות

Who Uses This

Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

Notes

Usually contrasted to "gashmies" (גשמיות), or physicality

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