JERUSALEM (JTA) — The planets Uranus and Neptune have been given Hebrew names.
Uranus was given the name Oron, which means little light; Neptune was named Rahab, for a sea monster mentioned in the Bible and Talmud. The names were chosen in an on-line vote by the Israeli public for the Hebrew Language Academy. The names were announced Wednesday night at a ceremony at Hebrew University.
The other planets in the solar system already have Hebrew names.