KOL HANESHAMA: “Every Soul (neshama) praises the Divine (Ya).”
It is taught that there are five levels of the soul, and the neshama is that aspect connected with the Breath of Life. This very breath that is known by each of us is the indication of the urge to live, which, by definition, is part of the Source of Being. Said another way, the fact that we are alive can be viewed as Life “wanting” us to live, so to speak. Thus, our breath is the ultimate affirmation of our lives, and the lives of all that live; which gives us an entirely new perspective on the taking of life.