Dreams and Dreamers…

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Dreams and Dreamers in the Jewish Tradition
by Rabbi Lynnda Targan

“A dream is a 60th part of prophecy–for all dreams contain some truth which a wise person is able to discern.” (Talmud Tractate Brachot 55a)

From Joseph, Abraham, Daniel, Isaiah and Job in the Hebrew Bible, through the arguments of the Talmud, and the writings of Medieval scholar, Maimonides and to Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, dreams in the Jewish tradition have been a source of turbulence and mystical fascination. Learn how dreams are viewed in the Bible as a form of revelation and prophesy from God, how dreams and the dreamers who dream them are defined, and what those dreams mean to us.