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You mention that you heard this in the name of R' Aharon Lewin. He writes something similar to this in his commentary HaDrash V'HaIyun (הדרש והעיון, B'reishis, 95). He remarks that: The mountains (harim) represent one's parents (horim) and upbringing. Heaven and earth represent the potentially negative spiritual influences of one's environment. The sun ...


One consideration raised by R. M. Kasher is whether one s obligated in commandments on the moon or in outer space at all given the Torah expression “all the days which you are alive on this earth” (Deut. 12:1) in the context of mitzvos. Apparently he concluded that one is obligated see here (which cites this from JD Bleich, “Contemporary Halachic Problems”, ...

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