We like to help people who’ve half-remembered a Yiddish expression they heard in their family. Here’s one example.

There is a saying my family and I can’t find and hope you can give us the meaning. I’ll try to get it out….sounds like goota or guta nishuma. Can you help?

Guteh neshomeh (or neshumeh) means “good soul.” Atlhough you can say that somebody has one, it’s much more common to describe a person as actually being one: he or she is a guteh neshomeh.

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