nefesh and neshama
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:48 AM
Nefesh is "life," or life-force. Animals and people both have a Nefesh.
whats the difference between a nefesh and a neshama?
But only people have a Neshama. It is what connects people to Hashem, and what makes humans more than just intelligent animals. The Neshama is the part of a person that is impacted by his Mitzvos and Aveiros. And being impacted by Mitzvos and Aveiros is its purpose. When a person dies, his Neshama is what remains.