The Talmud, in discussing the meaning of the word "אור," proposes astoundingly that:

אלמא אור יממא הוא

Thus we see that אור is yo mama

Indeed, it's only a hava ameina. But every hava ameina must be taken seriously.

Could anyone shed light on the deeper meaning of this statement?

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One possible explanation:

Yo mama is Kneset Yisrael. "שמע בני מוסר אביך ואל תטוש תורת אמך"

Our sages were praying that Israel be redeemed from its exile.

This explanation is backed up by a verse in Psalm 42:

ט יוֹמָ֤ם ׀ יְצַוֶּ֬ה יְהוָ֨ה ׀ חַסְדּ֗וֹ וּ֭בַלַּיְלָה שִׁירֹ֣ה עִמִּ֑י תְּ֝פִלָּ֗ה לְאֵ֣ל חַיָּֽי׃

Yo mom, God will assign his kindness, and at night his dwelling is with me, a prayer to the God of my life.

What's more, the ta'am under the word יומם is the "big" variant of the shofar mehupach. A big shofar. What is the association?

ובשופר גדול יתקע, וקול דממה דקה ישמע...

And this is what the next psalm (43, which seems to be a continuation of Psalm 42) prays about when it says:

שְׁלַח־אֽוֹרְךָ֣ וַֽ֭אֲמִתְּךָ הֵ֣מָּה יַנְח֑וּנִי

אור - כדאמרן

And as for אמ"ת - perhaps it's needed in order to understand the previous proof.

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