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  • On a smaller scale, in some specific commandments the concept of nahat ruah overruled relevant prohibitions.

    Nahat Ruah Le-Nashim (Women's Spiritual Satisfaction).

  • The midrash relates that Huldah was gifted with ruah ha-kodesh (the spirit of divine inspiration) by merit of her husband Shallum son of Tikvah, who was one of the outstanding individuals of his generation and who engaged in acts of kindness every day.

    Huldah, the Prophet: Midrash and Aggadah.

  • The Hebrew word for ‘soul’ is ruah or ruach cognate ruh in Arabic, which also means ‘breath’, ‘wind’, ‘inspiration’.


  • Nolan and underreared, poul soul, by accident — if, that is, the incident it was an accident for here the ruah of Ecclectiastes of Hippo outpuffs the writress of Havvah-ban-Annah — to pianissime a slightly varied version of Crookedribs confidentials,

    Finnegans Wake

  • Genesis 1:2 tells us that "the Spirit lit. ruah, or "breath" of God was moving over the face of the waters."

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • Connotatively, the German word Geist is related in meaning to the Hebrew ruah, to the Greek pneuma, and to the Latin spiritus.


  • This word occurs once as the rendering of the Hebrew ruah (Job 41: 16); elsewhere it is the rendering of shamaiyim, usually translated "heavens."

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • The Rabbis taught a threefold division -- _nephesh_, the animal, _ruah_, the human, and _neshamah_, the divine soul, which corresponds to that of Plato into _thumos_,

    The Myths of the New World A Treatise on the Symbolism and Mythology of the Red Race of America

  • He said he had tried to forget it, but he could not; that the ruah was continually upon him, and that even from his childhood he had borne its terrors with a troubled mind, till at last he could bear himself no longer; so he went to my grandsire, with whom he remained one whole night; he then returned to his diocese, where he shortly afterwards died, in much renown for sanctity.

    The Bible in Spain

  • Each camp week is filled with ruah and spirit and has a theme that emphasizes a Jewish communal value and a commitment to the Jewish people.

    Maryland Daily Record


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