Shemesh

June 21, 2006

[m. and f., “shemashot”]; the “Maor HaGadol,” the Great Light,” the sun; the heavenly body about which the earth revolves once each year. It is positioned at just the right distance from the earth to provide light and warmth for the creatures living on the planet; created by HaShem on the fourth “Day of Creation” (Bereshit 1:14) to control the seasons, an important element in the Hebrew Calendar.