We explore the Hebrew word "nephesh" that often gets translated as "soul." The English word usually refers to a non-material essence of a human that survives after death, but nephesh means something different. It is referring to humans as living, breathing, physical beings, or just to life itself. Prepare to be surprised at the biblical meaning of this fascinating word!
The Shema is an important biblical prayer shared by Jews and Christians throughout history. The Shema summed up the greatest command for God's people. Study the words of the Shema and learn more about their meaning and significance.
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one, and as for you, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength."