We all know the classical meaning of the words אורים ותומים (loosely translated: light and truth), referring to the Choshen Mishpat, I was wondering if there is another accepted meaning of the words when I noticed that the Yale university logo has the Hebrew letters "אורים ותומים" on it, You can see the logo clearly on the Wikimedia image.

  • Probably because they thought it's cool. If I know my Latin (which I don't), I think it's the translation of their motto "Lux et Veritas," on the banner under the shield. Google Translate verified. – MTL Nov 18 '14 at 1:46
  • @Shokhet I think its cool too, because i am Jewish! I was asking because I think that there was probably a better reason. Especially since they were known to be anti Semitic back then (like most university's) – EHS Nov 18 '14 at 1:49
  • Fair enough. Let's see what turns up. – MTL Nov 18 '14 at 1:50
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    ...maybe their founders knew where the Urim v'Tummim are hidden?!? Wow! I was just guessing---westvilleshul.org/content/… – Gary Nov 18 '14 at 2:01
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    @Gary Thanks I checked out the link, its a great answer, hopefully now that i edited the question, the hold will be taken off – EHS Nov 18 '14 at 16:24