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Catch the Wind
“…and G-d caused a spirit (ruach) to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided” (8:1)
People often say, “If there is a spirit in Man, why can’t we see it?”
In this week’s Torah portion there’s a difference of opinion about how to translate the word ruach in the above verse. Rashi and others translate it as “spirit”, whereas the Ramban translates ruach as “wind”.
Just as the wind is invisible, but it blows the leaves through the air and moves them around on the ground, so too the spirit inside us cannot be seen but it motivates every part of our body.