We were standing in the backyard last week gazing at the full moon and I explained to him that it presents in the middle of the month. (That is the extent of my knowledge about lunar phenomena.) A long time ago I had taught him that a מלה נרדפת (synonym) for ירח (moon) is לבנה. I was curious if he still remembered this and tested him. He scratched his head and I was a tiny bit disappointed, but then he looked up and responded, המאור הקטן (Breishis 1:16)!
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