1)

(a)What does the Nun in 'Huna' indicate when seen in a dream?

(b)What distinction does the Tana now draw between 'Huna' and 'Chanina', 'Chananya' and 'Yochanan'?

(c)What is the basis of the latter interpretation?

(d)On what basis does seeing 'Hesped' in a dream signify that Hash-m has had pity on the dreamer and will redeem him from troubles?

(e)What condition does the Tana give with regard to all the interpretations mentioned in this question?

1)

(a)When seen in a dream, the Nun in 'Huna' indicates - 'Neis' (a miracle).

(b)The Tana now explains that whereas 'Huna' indicates one miracle, 'Chanina', 'Chananya' and 'Yochanan' indicate a number of miracles ...

(c)... because they each contain two 'Nunin'.

(d)Seeing 'Hesped' in a dream signifies that Hash-m has had pity on the dreamer and will redeem him from troubles - because the acronym of 'Hesped' is 'Chas (u)Padah'.

(e)The condition the Tana gives with regard to all the interpretations mentioned in this question is - that he dreams about the words and not the people or the objects.

2)

(a)What does ...

1. ... answering 'Yehei Sh'meih Rabah' in a dream indicate?

2. ... reciting the Sh'ma indicate?

(b)If he is worthy then why doesn't it happen?

(c)In connection with what does Rebbi Eliezer ha'Gadol interpret the Pasuk in Ki Savo "ve'Ra'u Kol Amei ha'Aretz ki Shem Hash-m Nikra alecha"?

(d)What does laying Tefilin in a dream therefore indicate?

(e)On what condition is Davening in a dream a good sign?

(f)Why is that?

2)

(a)Someone who ...

1. ... answers 'Yehei Sh'meih Rabah' in a dream - is a ben Olam ha'Ba.

2. ... recites the Sh'ma - is worthy of the Shechinah resting on him ...

(b)... and the reason that it doesn't is - because the generation is not worthy.

(c)Rebbi Eliezer ha'Gadol interprets the Pasuk in Ki Savo "ve'Ra'u Kol Amei ha'Aretz ki Shem Hash-m Nikra alecha" in connection with - the Tefilin shel Rosh.

(d)Therefore, laying Tefilin in a dream indicates - that one is about to rise to greatness.

(e)Davening in a dream a good sign - provided one wakes up before he has finished Davening ...

(f)... because is indicates that he is close to Hash-m.

3)

(a)Based on the Pasuk in Mishlei "Ki Eim la'Binah Tikra", what does can a person who dreams that he is having relations with one's mother hope for?

(b)How do we read the word "Morashah" in the Pasuk in Ha'azinu "Torah Tzivah lanu Moshe, Morashah Kehilas Ya'akov"?

(c)What can someone who dreams about having relations with ...

1. ... a betrothed girl therefore hope for?

2. ... one's sister hope for, based on the Pasuk in Mishlei "Emor la'Chochmah Achosi At"?

(d)On what dual condition does dreaming about having relations with a married woman indicate that one is eligible to receive a portion in the World to Come?

(e)What is the reasoning behind this statement?

3)

(a)Based on the Pasuk in Mishlei "Ki Eim la'Binah Tikra", a person who dreams that he is having relations with one's mother hope for - a deeper level of understanding.

(b)We read the word "Morashah" in the Pasuk in Ha'azinu "Torah Tzivah lanu Moshe, Morashah Kehilas Ya'akov" - as 'Me'orasah' (indicating that we are betrothed to the Torah.

(c)Someone who dreams about having relations with ...

1. ... a betrothed girl can therefore hope for - Torah.

2. ... one's sister hope for, based on the Pasuk in Mishlei "Emor la'Chochmah Achosi At" - wisdom.

(d)Dreaming about having relations with a married woman indicate that one is eligible to receive a portion in the World to Come - provided he does not know her personally and did not think about her during the day.

(e)The reasoning behind this statement is - that he will receive both his own portion and that of the woman's husband in the World to Come.

4)

(a)Based on the Pasuk ...

1. ... in Tehilim "ha'Sam Gevulech Shalom, Cheilev Chitim Yisbi'ech", what does Rebbi Chiya bar Aba say about someone who sees wheat in a dream?

2. ... in Yeshayah "ve'Sar Avonech, ve'Chatascha Yechupar", what does he say about someone who sees barley?

(b)What is the connection between the latter Pasuk and barley?

(c)In connection with Rebbi Chiya bar Aba's previous statement, what did Rebbi Zeira say about moving to Eretz Yisrael from Bavel?

(d)Based on the Pasuk ...

1. ... in Tehilim "Esht'cha ke'Gefen Poriyah ... ", what does Rebbi Chiya bar Aba say about someone who sees a laden vine in a dream?

2. ... Vay'chi (in connection with Yehudah's B'rachah) "Osri la'Gefen Iyro, ve'la'Soreikah B'ni Asono", what does he say about someone who sees the branch of a vine (See Targum Unklus)?

4)

(a)Based on the Pasuk ...

1. ... in Tehilim "ha'Sam Gevulech Shalom, Cheilev Chitim Yisbi'ech", Rebbi Chiya bar Aba says that someone who sees wheat in a dream - should expect peace.

2. ... in Yeshayah "ve'Sar Avonech, ve'Chatascha Yechupar" he says - that someone who sees barley, should expect his sins to be forgiven ...

(b)... because the acronym of 'Se'eorin' (barley) is 'Sar Avon'.

(c)In connection with Rebbi Chiya bar Aba's previous statement, Rebbi Zeira stated that he did not move to Eretz Yisrael from Bavel - before he had seen barley in a dream.

(d)Based on the Pasuk ...

1. ... in Tehilim "Esht'cha ke'Gefen Poriyah ... ", Rebbi Chiya bar Aba says that if someone sees a laden vine in a dream - his wife will not give birth to stillborn children.

2. ... Vay'chi (in connection with Yehudah's B'rachah) "Osri la'Gefen Iyro, ve'la'Soreikah B'ni Asono", he said that someone who sees the branch of a vine - should hope for the coming of Mashi'ach (See Targum Unklus).

5)

(a)If seeing a small pomegranate signifies that one's current business dealings will flourish, what does seeing a large pomegranate signify?

(b)Based on the Pasuk ...

1. ... in Shir ha'Shirim "Ash'kecha mi'Yein ha'Rekach, me'Asis Rimoni", what can a Talmid-Chacham who sees half a pomegranate in a dream expect?

2. ... there "ke'Felach ha'Rimon Rakasech" what can an Am ha'Aretz who sees half a pomegranate in a dream expect?

3. ... in Mishlei "Notzer Te'einah Yochal Piryah" - what does seeing a fig in a dream signify?

4. ... in Yirmiyahu "Zayis Ra'anan Y'fei P'ri To'ar ... ", what can someone who sees small olives in a dream expect?

5. ... in Tehilim "Banecha ki'Shesilei Zeisim", what can he expect if he sees olive-trees?

6. ... in Tetzaveh "ve'Yikchu Eilecha Shemen Zayis Zach", what can one hope for if one sees olive-oil?

(c)According to others, what does seeing an olive signify, based on the continuation of the Pasuk in Yirmiyahu "Kara Hash-m Sh'mech"?

(d)What do we Darshen from the word "Rakasech" (in the above Pasuk in Shir ha'Shirim "ke'Felach ha'Rimon Rakasech"?

(e)What does seeing dates in a dream signify, based on the Pasuk in Eichah "Tam Avonech bas-Tziyon"?

5)

(a)If seeing a small pomegranate signifies that one's current business dealings will flourish, seeing a large pomegranate signifies - growth in one's business ventures.

(b)Based on the Pasuk ...

1. ... in Shir ha'Shirim "Ash'kecha mi'Yein ha'Rekach, me'Asis Rimoni", a Talmid-Chacham who sees half a pomegranate in a dream expect an increase in Torah-knowledge.

2. ... there "ke'Felach ha'Rimon Rakasech" an Am ha'Aretz who sees half a pomegranate in a dream can expect - more opportunities to perform Mitzvos.

3. ... in Mishlei "Notzer Te'einah Yochal Piryah" - seeing a fig in a dream signifies that he will retain the Torah that he has learned.

4. ... in Yirmiyahu "Zayis Ra'anan Y'fei P'ri To'ar ... ", someone who sees small olives in a dream can expect - his business-dealings to flourish like olives.

5. ... in Tehilim "Banecha ki'Shesilei Zeisim", if he sees olive-trees, he can expect - to be blessed with a large family.

6. ... in Tetzaveh "ve'Yikchu Eilecha Shemen Zayis Zach", if one sees olive-oil, one can hope for - the light of (a deeper understanding of) Torah.

(c)According to others, seeing an olive signify, based on the continuation of the Pasuk in Yirmiyahu "Kara Hash-m Sh'mech" - a good name.

(d)From the word "Rakasech" (in the above Pasuk in Shir ha'Shirim "ke'Felach ha'Rimon Rakasech" we Darshen - that even the emptiest (of Mistvos) among K'lal Yisrael will be as full of Mitzvos as a pomegranate is of pits.

(e)Seeing dates in a dream, based on the Pasuk in Eichah "Tam Avonech bas-Tziyon", signifies - an end to his sins.

6)

(a)Based on the Pasuk in Mishlei "ve'Dei Chaleiv Izim le'Lechem Beisecha ... ", what does Rav Yosef say that a person can expect if he sees ...

1. ... a goat in his dream?

2. ... goats?

(b)Why does seeing a Hadas in a dream signify that his property will prosper?

(c)What if he doesn't own property?

(d)According to Ula (or a Beraisa) on what condition will the latter interpretation come true?

(e)On what grounds does seeing ...

1. ... an Esrog in a dream signify that Hash-m considers the dreamer a noble person ('Hadur')?

2. ... a Lulav signify that he has only one heart that is directed towards Hash-m?

6)

(a)Based on the Pasuk in Mishlei "ve'Dei Chaleiv Izim le'Lechem Beisecha ... ", Rav Yosef says that a person who sees ...

1. ... a goat in his dream can expect - a blessed year.

2. ... goats can expect blessed years.

(b)A Hadas in a dream signifies that his property will prosper - because its leaves grow in threes.

(c)If he doesn't own property - he will inherit property.

(d)According to Ula (or a Beraisa) the latter interpretation will come true - only if the Hadas is growing on its stem on the tree.

(e)Seeing ...

1. ... an Esrog in a dream signifies that Hash-m considers the dreamer a noble person ('Hadur') - because the Torah refers to an Esrog as 'P'ri Eitz Hadar'.

2. ... a Lulav signifies that he has only one heart that is focused towards Hash-m - because the acronym of Lulav is 'lo leiv' (and also because a date-palm has only one heart).

7)

(a)Based on the Pasuk in Mishlei "Chochmos ba'Chutz Taronah, ba'Rechovos Titein Kolah", someone who sees a goose in a dream can expect to become wise. What can he expect if he has relations with it

(b)To whom did this actually happen?

(c)In which town did Rav Ashi become the Rosh Yeshivah?

7)

(a)Based on the Pasuk in Mishlei "Chochmos ba'Chutz Taronah, ba'Rechovos Titein Kolah", someone who sees a goose in a dream can expect to become wise. If he has relations with it, he can expect - to become Rosh Yeshivah.

(b)This actually happened to - Rav Ashi ...

(c)... who became the Rosh Yeshivah - in Masa Mechsaya.

8)

(a)If somebody who sees a rooster in a dream can expect a son, what can he expect if he sees a number of roosters?

(b)If he sees a hen what can he hope for besides a nice garden?

(c)What else might a 'Tarbitza' mean?

(d)How do we learn this from the word 'Tarnegoles'?

8)

(a)Somebody who sees a rooster in a dream can expect a son, a number of roosters - he can expect a number of sons.

(b)If he sees a hen, he can he hope for - joy (Gilah) besides a nice garden ...

(c)... or Beis-ha'Medrash.

(d)We learn this from the word 'Tarnegoles' - which is the acronym of a combination of the words 'Tarbitza & Gilah'.

9)

(a)What distinction does Rav Yosef draw between someone who sees whole eggs in a dream and someone who sees eggs that have been cracked open?

(b)What is the reason for this distinction?

(c)To which other food, besides nuts, does the same distinction apply?

(d)And to what, other than glass vessels, does a dream in which the item concerned breaks, does the initial interpretation of the dream not apply?

9)

(a)According to Rav Yosef, someone who sees whole eggs in a dream - can assume that his prayers are hanging in abeyance - whereas if the eggs have been cracked open - he knows that his prayers have been answered ...

(b)... because when the eggs are whole, its contents are hidden, and it is only when it is cracked open that they become revealed.

(c)Besides nuts, the same distinction applies to - a pumpkin.

(d)And besides glass vessels, the initial interpretation of an item that one sees in a dream that breaks - no longer applies to it, if, like glass, it is made of a type of material that breaks easily.

10)

(a)Based on the Pasuk in Tehilim "Vayanchem el M'choz Cheftzam", what does dreaming that one enters a town signify?

(b)What is the source of the statement that if one has a haircut in a dream it is a good sign for the dreamer?

(c)What if he also shaves his beard?

(d)What does it signify if one dreams that one is sitting ...

1. ... in a small boat?

2. ... in a large one?

(e)On what condition is that the case?

10)

(a)Based on the Pasuk in Tehilim "Vayanchem el M'choz Cheftzam", dreaming that one enters a town signifies - that one's needs (Chafeitzav) will be seen to.

(b)The source of the statement that if one has a haircut in a dream it is a good sign for the dreamer is - the Pasuk in Mikeitz (in connection with Yosef being brought before Par'oh) "Vayegalach Vayechalef Simlosav".

(c)If he also shaves his beard - then it is a good sign for his family, too.

(d)Dreaming that one is sitting ...

1. ... in a small boat signifies - that he will have a good name ...

2. ... in a large one - that his family will, too ...

(e)... provided he is on a high wave.

11)

(a)Based on the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Maher Tzo'ah Lehipase'ach", what does a dream in which one is defecating signify?

(b)On what condition is that the case?

(c)What is the difference between someone who dreams that he is climbing up to the roof and someone who dreams that he is descending from the roof?

(d)What did Abaye and Rava say about that?

(e)Why is tearing one's clothes in a dream a good sign?

11)

(a)Based on the Pasuk in Yeshayah "Maher Tzo'ah Lehipase'ach", a dream in which one is defecating - is a good sign ...

(b)... provided he does not clean himself (and dirty his hands).

(c)Someone who dreams that he is climbing up to the roof - is going to rise to greatness, whereas someone who dreams that he is descending from the roof - is going to experience a decline in greatness.

(d)Abaye and Rava both said that a person having attainted greatness, he will not be demoted.

(e)Tearing one's clothes in a dream is a good sign - because it means that Hash-m has torn up his evil decree.

12)

(a)What is the difference between whether someone dreams that he is standing naked in Bavel or ion Eretz Yisrael?

(b)What is the reason for ...

1. ... the former is - because

2. ... the latter?

(c)What does it denote if one dreams that one is being ...

1. ... taken into custody ...

2. ... taken into custody with a chain around one's neck?

(d)What if it is only a rope?

12)

(a)If someone dreams that he is standing naked in Bavel it signifies - that he is devoid of sin, whereas in Eretz Yisrael - it signifies that he is devoid of Mitzvos.

(b)The reason for ...

1. ... the former is - because someone who lives in Bavel lives in sin (and being naked there denotes that one is free of that sin).

2. ... the latter is - because Eretz Yisrael is a land of many (extra) Mitzvos (and being naked there denotes that he is devoid of those Mitzvos.

(c)If one dreams that one is being ...

1. ... taken into custody - it denotes that He is under Divine Supervision.

2. ... taken into custody with a chain around one's neck - that he is under strong Divine Supervision ...

(d)... but not if it is only a rope.

13)

(a)Why does entering a marsh in a dream denote that the dreamer will become a Rosh Yeshivah?

(b)What does entering a forest denote?

(c)Which famous pair of Chaverim dreamt these two dreams respectively, and both dreams came true?

(d)According to the second Lashon, both dreamt that they entered a meadow. What did Rav Papa dream in addition that denoted that he would be a Rosh Yeshivah?

(e)And what did Rav Ashi, who became a great Rosh Yeshivah add to what Rav Papa dreamt?

13)

(a)Entering a marsh in a dream denotes that the dreamer will become a Rosh Yeshivah - because the many densely-packed reeds symbolize the many people, great and small, who will come to hear his D'rashos.

(b)Entering a forest, on the other hand, where the trees are less dense, denotes - that one will become the Rosh ha'Kalah (a sort of 'Sho'el u'Meishiv), who explains to the Talmidim what they do not understand of the Rosh-Yeshivah's D'rashos.

(c)The famous pair of Chaverim who dreamt these two dreams, and both dreams came true - were Rav Papa and Rav huna b'rei de'Rav Yehoshua, respectively.

(d)According to the second Lashon, both dreamt that they entered a meadow, only Rav Papa dreamt in addition - that a bell was also hung around his neck (a sign that he would be the Rosh Yeshivah, whose words would spread far and wide, like the sound of a bell).

(e)Whereas Rav Ashi, who became a great Rosh Yeshivah added to what Rav Papa dreamt - that he rung the bell loudly.

14)

(a)How does Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak interpret bloodletting in a dream?

(b)How do we reconcile this with the Beraisa, which says that it denotes ones sins being piled up?

(c)What is the connection between the dream and its interpretation?

14)

(a)Rav Nachman bar Yitzchak interprets bloodletting in a dream as - sign that one's sins have been forgiven.

(b)And when the Beraisa says that it denotes ones sins being piled up - it means 'piled up to be forgiven'.

(c)The connection between the dream and its interpretation is - the fact that sins are called 'red' ("Im Yih'yu Chata'eichem ka'Shanim" [like blood]), and bloodletting is a sign that he will get rid of them.

15)

(a)A Beraisa expert cited a Beraisa to Rav Sheishes that discuses seeing a snake in a dream. Why does seeing a snake mean that one's Parnasah is assured?

(b)What if ...

1. ... the snake bites him?

2. ... he kills it?

(c)What objection did Rav Sheishes raise with regard to the latter interpretation?

(d)But Rav Sheishes erred. On what grounds did he say what he said?

15)

(a)A Beraisa expert cited a Beraisa to Rav Sheishes that discuses seeing a snake in a dream. Seeing a snake means that one's Parnasah is assured - just like the snake, whose staple sustenance is earth (which is always avilable).

(b)If ...

1. ... the snake bites him - it is a sign that his sustenance will be doubled, whereas if he ...

2. ... he kills it - it dignifies that he will lose his source of income.

(c)Rav Sheishes objected that, to the contrary - if he overcame the snake and killed it, it was surely a sign that his sustenance would increase even more.

(d)But Rav Sheishes erred. He only said that - because that is what he actually dreamt.

16)

(a)According to the Beraisa that the Beraisa expert cited to Rebbi Yochanan, which is the only beverage that is not always a good sign?

(b)What do we learn from the Pasuk ...

1. ... in Tehilim "ve'Yayin Yesamach L'vav Enosh"?

2. ... in Mishlei "T'nu Sheichar le'Oveid, ve'Yayin le'Marei Nefesh"?

(c)What did Rebbi Yochanan tell the Beraisa expert, based on the Pasuk "L'chu Lachmu be'Lachmi, u'Shesu be'Yein Mesechti"?

16)

(a)According to the Beraisa that the Beraisa expert cited to Rebbi Yochanan, the only beverage that is not always a good sign is - wine.

(b)We learn from the Pasuk ...

1. ... in Tehilim "ve'Yayin Yesamach L'vav Enosh" - wine is sometimes a good sign, and from the Pasuk ...

2. ... in Mishlei "T'nu Sheichar le'Oveid, ve'Yayin le'Marei Nefesh" - that it is sometimes a bad sign.

(c)Based on the Pasuk "L'chu Lachmu be'Lachmi, u'Shesu be'Yein Mesechti", Rebbi Yochanan told the Beraisa expert - to add that for a Talmid-Chacham, dreaming about wine is always a good sign.

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17)

(a)What did Rebbi Yochanan say about someone who gets up in the morning and for no specific reason, thinks of a certain Pasuk?

(b)What did David, Sh'lomoh and Ach'av have in common?

(c)What can someone expect if he dreams about ...

1. ... David?

2. ... Sh'lomoh?

3. ... Achav?

17)

(a)Rebbi Yochanan said that if someone gets up in the morning and for no specific reason, thinks of a certain Pasuk - this is a minor prophecy.

(b)David, Sh'lomoh and Ach'av - were all kings.

(c)Someone who dreams about ...

1. ... David - can expect Chasidus (piety) ...

2. ... Sh'lomoh - wisdom, and ...

3. ... Achav - should worry about an impending punishment.

18)

(a)What do the following three have in common ...

1. ... Yechezkel, Yeshayah and Yirmiyah?

2. ... Tehilim, Mishlei and Iyov?

(b)If someone sees in a dream Seifer Melachim, he should expect greatness, Yechezkel (who saw Ma'aseh ha'Mekavah), wisdom and Yeshayah, consolation. What can he expect if he sees Yirmiyah?

(c)Likewise, if one sees in a dream Seifer Tehilim, he can expect Chasidus (piety) and Seifer Mishlei, wisdom. What can he expect if he sees Seifer Iyov?

(d)And what do Seifer Shir ha'Shirim, Seifer Koheles and Seifer Kinos (Eichah) have in common?

(e)The Mishnah says that if one sees in a dream Shir ha'Shirim, one can expect Chasidus and Koheles, Chochmah. What can one expect if one sees ...

1. ... Kinos?

2. ... Megilas Esther?

18)

(a)What the following three have in common ...

1. ... Yechezkel, Yeshayah and Yirmiyah is - that they are all Nevi'im.

2. ... Tehilim, Mishlei and Iyov is - that they are all major Sefarim in Kesuvim.

(b)If someone sees in a dream Seifer Melachim, he should expect greatness, Yechezkel (who saw Ma'aseh ha'Mekavah), wisdom and Yeshayah, consolation. Whereas if he sees Yirmiyah - he should worry about an impending punishment.

(c)Likewise, if one sees in a dream Seifer Tehilim, he can expect Chasidus (piety), Seifer Mishlei, wisdom and Seifer Iyov - punishment.

(d)Seifer Shir ha'Shirim, Seifer Koheles and Seifer Kinos (Eichah) - are all minor Sefarim in Kesuvim.

(e)The Mishnah says that if one sees in a dream Shir ha'Shirim, one can expect Chasidus and Koheles, Chochmah. If one sees ...

1. ... Kinos - one should worry about an impending punishment, and ...

2. ... Megilas Esther - one can expect a miracle to happen to him.

19)

(a)How does the Tana describe Rebbi, Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah and Rebbi Yishmael ben Elisha?

(b)What can one expect if one sees in a dream ...

1. ... Rebbi?

2. ... Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah?

3. ... Rebbi Yishmael ben Elisha?

(c)Two of the three Talmidei-Chachamim listed by the Tana are ben Azai and ben Zoma. Who is the third?

(d)If one sees ben Zoma, he says, one can expect Chochmah. What can one expect if one sees in a dream ...

1. ... ben Azai?

2. ... Acher?

(e)Why can one expect punishment if one sees ...

1. ... Rebbi Yishmael ben Elisha?

2. ... Acher?

19)

(a)The Tana describes Rebbi, Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah and Rebbi Yishmael ben Elisha as - Chachamim.

(b)If one sees in a dream ...

1. ... Rebbi one can expect - Chochmah ...

2. ... Rebbi Elazar ben Azaryah - wealth and ...

3. ... Rebbi Yishmael ben Elisha - punishment.

(c)The three Talmidei-Chachamim listed by the Tana are ben Azai and ben Zoma and - Acher (Elisha ben Avuyah).

(d)If one sees ben Zoma, he says, one can expect Chochmah ...

1. ... ben Azai - Chasidus (piety) and ...

2. ... Acher - punishment

(e)One can expect punishment if one sees ...

1. ... Rebbi Yishmael ben Elisha - because, one of the ten martyrs, the Romans stripped off the skin of his face whislt he was still alive.

2. ... Acher - because he became an apostate and was severely punished.

20)

(a)Seeing Chayos in a dream is a good sign with three exceptions, a monkey an elephant and a Kipod. What is a Kipod?

(b)Why are they not a good sign?

(c)How do we reconcile this with the statement of Mar that if one sees an elephant in a dream, he will experience a miracle ('Pele Na'aseh lo')?

20)

(a)Seeing Chayos in a dream is a good sign with three exceptions, a monkey an elephant and a Kipod - (a marten) ...

(b)... which are not a good sign - because they are such unconventional creatures.

(c)We reconcile this with the statement of Mar that if one sees an elephant in a dream, he will experience a miracle ('Pele Na'aseh lo') - by establishing the latter statement by an elephant that is saddled (or that has a halter).

21)

(a)What does the Beraisa say about seeing any metal objects in a dream, with only three exceptions. Two of these are a hoe and an adze. What is the third?

(b)Why is this rule confined to where one sees them with their handles?

(c)What is the sole exception to the rule that all ...

1. ... fruit that one sees in a dream is good?

2. ... vegetables are good?

(d)How do we reconcile this with Rav, who claimed that he only became after he dreamt that he saw the heads of turnips?

(e)Why is T'cheiles (dark blue) the only color that one dreams about that is not a good sign?

21)

(a)The Beraisa says that seeing any metal objects in a dream, with only three exceptions. Two of these are a hoe and an adze, the third - an ax.

(b)This rule is confined to where one sees them with their handles - because that is when they are able to cause damage.

(c)The sole exception to the rule that all ...

1. ... fruit that one sees in a dream is good is - dates that have not yet fully ripened.

2. ... vegetables are good - is heads of turnips.

(d)We reconcile this with Rav, who claimed that he only became after he dreamt that he saw the heads of turnips (like bar Hedya told Rava earlier in the Perek) - by establishing the latter when they are still attached to the ground.

(e)T'cheiles (dark blue) is the only color that one dreams about that is not a good sign - because it is the color that one's face turns when one falls ill.

22)

(a)In similar vein, what does the Tana say about 'Karya (a tawny-owl) Kifufa (an owl) and Kurpera'i (a mole)?

(b)And what does he say ...

1. ... about Gudganiyos (cherries), Kafniyos (an inferior species of date) and Pagei Temarah (dates that are not fully ripe)?

2. ... in contrast, about bathing, anointing oneself and Tashmish?

(c)In his list of three things that are akin to Olam ha'Ba, Shabbos, a shining sun and Tashmish, why can Tashmish not mean Tashmish ha'Mitah (as it did in the previous question?

(d)Then what does it mean?

22)

(a)In similar vein, the Tana says that 'Karya (a tawny-owl) Kifufa (an owl) and Kurpera'i (a mole) - are the only birds that are not a good sign when seen in a dream.

(b)He also says ...

1. ... that Gudganiyos (cherries), Kafniyos (an inferior species of date) and Pagei Temarah (dates that are not fully ripe) - enter one's body but are not healthy.

2. ... in contrast - that bathing, anointing oneself and Tashmish (ha'Mitah) are healthy even though they do not enter one's body.

(c)In his list of three things that are akin to Olam ha'Ba, Shabbos, a shining sun and Tashmish, Tashmish cannot mean Tashmish ha'Mitah (as it did in the previous question) - since it weakens a person.

(d)What it therefore means is - loosening one's bowels (relieving oneself).

23)

(a)Two of the three things that ...

1. ... revive a person's spirits are someone singing a nice song and a beautiful sight. What is the third?

2. ... make him feel relaxed are a nice wife and a nice home. What is the third?

(b)What do the following five things have in common: fire, honey, Shabbos, sleep and a dream?

(c)If ...

1. ... fire is a sixtieth of Gehinom, what is honey a sixtieth of?

2. ... Shabbos is a sixtieth of Olam ha'Ba, what is sleep a sixtieth of?

(d)And of what is a dream a sixtieth?

23)

(a)The three things that ...

1. ... revive a person's spirits are someone singing a beautiful song, beautiful scenery - and a fragrant smell.

2. ... broaden his horizons are a beautiful wife, a beautiful home - and smart clothes.

(b)What fire, honey, Shabbos, sleep and a dream have in common is - that they are all a sixtieth of something bigger.

(c)

1. Fire is a sixtieth of Gehinom, honey - of the Manna ...

2. ... Shabbos is a sixtieth of Olam ha'Ba, sleep - of death ...

(d)... whereas a dream is a sixtieth of - prophecy.

24)

(a)What do the following five things have in common: sneezing, perspiring, diarrhea, an emission and sleep?

(b)What do we learn from the Pasuk in ...

1. ... Iyov "Atishosav Tahel Or"?

2. ... Bereishis "be'Ze'as Aprcha Tochal Lechem"?

3. ... Yeshayah "Maher Tzo'ah le'Hipase'ach ve'Lo Yamus la'Shachas"?

4. ... Yeshayah "Yir'eh Zera, Ya'arich Yamim"?

5. ... Iyov "Yashanti Az Yanu'ach li"?

(c)And what do we learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "va'Tachlimeni ve'Hachyeini"?

24)

(a)Sneezing, perspiring, diarrhea, an emission and sleep - are all good for a sick person

(b)From the Pasuk in ...

1. ... Iyov "Atishosav Tahel Or" - we learn that sneezing is good for him, from the Pasuk in ...

2. ... Bereishis "be'Ze'as Aprcha Tochal Lechem" - perspiring, from the Pasuk in ...

3. ... Yeshayah "Maher Tzo'ah le'Hipase'ach ve'Lo Yamus la'Shachas" - diarrhea, from the Pasuk in ...

4. ... Yeshayah "Yir'eh Zera, Ya'arich Yamim" - a emission, and from the Pasuk in ...

5. ... Iyov "Yashanti Az Yanu'ach li" - that sleep is good for him.

(c)And we learn from the Pasuk in Yeshayah "va'Tachlimeni ve'Hachyeini" - that dreaming is good for him, too.

25)

(a)Besides the fact that they all serve as a cure, what does the Beraisa say about the following six things: cabbage, beets, a dry Poli'ol (pennyroyal) plant and the stomach, womb and lobe of the liver of an animal?

(b)What do others say about small fish, besides adding fish (even large ones) on to the previous list?

(c)The first four items on the following list of ten things cited by the Tana are meat of an ox, fat (juicy) meat, roasted meat and meat of a bird. What does he say about them?

(d)Four out of the next five are a roasted egg, a shave, cress and milk. What is the fifth?

(e)What is the last item that harms a sick person?

25)

(a)Besides the fact that they all serve as a cure, the Beraisa also says - that the cure of the following six things is assured: cabbage, beets, a dry Poli'ol (pennyroyal) plant and the stomach, womb and lobe of the liver of an animal.

(b)Besides adding fish (even large ones) on to the previous list, others say that small fish - cure a person's entire body.

(c)The first four items on the following list of ten things cited by the Tana are meat of an ox, fat (juicy) meat, roasted meat and meat of a bird - which he says, are bad for sick person and they keep him in bad shape.

(d)Four out of the next five are a roasted egg, a shave, cress and milk, the fifth - cheese.

(e)The last item that harms a sick person is - a bath.

26)

(a)Some add nuts to the previous list. What do others add?

(b)What did Rebbi Yishmael say in a Beraisa about the word 'Kishu'in' that bears this out?

(c)We query this from a statement of Rav Yehudah Amar Rav, to explain the Pasuk in Toldos "Vayomer Hash-m lah (to Rivkah) 'Sh'nei Goyim be'Vitnech ... ' ". How did he interpret "Sh'nei Goyim"? At whom does it hint?

(d)How did he explain it in a way that clashes with Rebbi Yishmael?

(e)How do we reconcile the two statements?

26)

(a)Some add nuts to the list, others - pumpkins.

(b)Rebbi Yishmael said in a Beraisa that they are called 'Kishu'in' - because they are harmful (Kashin) to the body like swords.

(c)We query this from a statement of Rav Yehudah Amar Rav, to explain the Pasuk in Toldos "Vayomer Hash-m lah (to Rivkah) 'Sh'nei Goyim be'Vitnech ... ' " - who interprets "Sh'nei Goyim" as 'Sh'nei Gey'im' (two aristocrats) hinting at Rebbi and (Emperor) Antoninus.

(d)And he then explains - how they both had radishes, lettuce and pumpkin on their tables, both summer and winter (implying that pumpkins are good things to have on one's table).

(e)We reconcile the two statements - by establishing the former by large pumpkins, and the latter, by small ones.

27)

(a)The Beraisa discusses a dream that concerns a Meis. What does it signify to dream that ...

1. ... there is a Meis in the house?

2. ... the Meis eats or drinks?

(b)If the Meis takes 'vessels' from the house, it is a bad sign. Which vessels is the Tana referring to according to Rav Papa?

(c)What if the Meis takes anything else from the house?

(d)The reason for the former is because - it is a sign that somebody else will be leave the house (in a coffin).

(e)The two exceptions to the rule that whatever the Meis places in the house is a good sign are earth and mustard. What does placing earth in the house indicate?

27)

(a)The Beraisa discusses a dream that concerns a Meis. To dream that ...

1. ... there is a Meis in the house - is a sign of peace.

2. ... the Meis eats or drinks - bodes good for the family.

(b)If the Meis takes 'vessels' from the house, it is a bad sign. According to Rav Papa, this refers specifically to - shoes or sandals ...

(c)... anything else - is a good sign.

(d)The reason for the former is - because, bearing in mind that one goes out wearing shoes, it is a sign that the Meis will take somebody else in the house with him.

(e)The two exceptions to the rule that whatever the Meis places in the house is a good sign are earth and mustard. Placing earth in the house indicates - that there will be another burial.

28)

(a)In connection with the B'rachah that one recites over seeing the location where an idol was destroyed from our land (cited in our Mishnah), what does the Beraisa say about someone who sees ...

1. ... the idol Markulis?

2. ... the location from which Avodah-Zarah has been destroyed?

(b)What does one say after adding ''and just as it has been destroyed from this location, so too, may it be destroyed from all other locations!'

(c)Why, according to the Tana Kama, does one omit the final request in Chutz la'Aretz?

(d)What does Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar say?

(e)What has that to do with the Pasuk in Tzefanyah "Az Ahafoch el Amim Safah Berurah"?

28)

(a)In connection with the B'rachah that one recites over seeing the location where an idol was destroyed from our land (cited in our Mishnah), the Beraisa rules that someone who sees ...

1. ... the idol Markulis - should recite the B'rachah 'Baruch ... she'Nasan Erech Apayim le'Ovrei Retzono' ...

2. ... the location from which Avodah-Zarah has been destroyed - ''Baruch she'Akar Akum me'Artzeinu'.

(b)After adding 'and just as it has been destroyed from this location, so too, may it be destroyed from all other locations!'

(c)According to the Tana Kama, one omits the final request in Chutz la'Aretz - since most of its worshippers are Nochrim.

(d)Rebbi Shimon ben Elazar maintains - that one inserts it there too ...

(e)... due to the Pasuk in Tzefanyah "Az Ahafoch el Amim Safah Berurah" - which indicates that those nations will become Geirim.

29)

(a)How many B'rachos does Rav Hamnuna require someone who sees the wicked (town of) Bavel to recite?

(b)At which point does one recite 'Baruch ... she'Hechriv Bavel ha'Rish'ah'?

(c)Which B'rachah does one recite upon seeing Nevuchadnetzar's house?

(d)Which of two locations must one see before reciting 'Baruch she'Asah Nisim la'Tzadikim ba'Makom ha'Zeh'?

(e)What is the significance of the furnace?

29)

(a)Rav Hamnuna requires someone who sees the wicked (town of) Bavel to recite - five B'rachos.

(b)One recites 'Baruch ... she'Hechriv Bavel ha'Rish'ah' - the moment one first sets eyes on it.

(c)Upon seeing Nevuchadnetzar's house, one recites the B'rachah - 'Baruch she'Hechriv Beiso shel Nevuchadnetzar ha'Rasha'.

(d)Before reciting 'Baruch she'Asah Nisim la'Tzadikim ba'Makom ha'Zeh', one must see - either the lion's den (of Daniel) or the remains of the furnace ...

(e)... into which Chnanyah, Misha'el and Azaryah were thrown and survived.

30)

(a)When does one say 'Baruch ...

1. ... she'Nasan Erech Apayim le'Ovrei Retzono'?

2. ... Omer ve'Oseh Gozer u'Mekayem'?

(b)According to one explanation, no animal can leave that area unless one places earth from there on to its back (a curse in itself). What do others say?

(c)According to the second explanation, how is that a bad sign?

(d)What did Rava used to say to the donkeys he saw taking earth from there as he gave them a slap on the back?

(e)And, based on the Pasuk in Yeshayah "ve'Ta'ateisihah be Mat'atei Hasmed", what did Mar b'rei de'Ravina used to do when he arrived in Bavel?

30)

(a)One say 'Baruch ...

1. ... she'Nasan Erech Apayim le'Ovrei Retzono' - when one sees the idol Markulis (See Tosfos 'ha'Ro'eh Markulis' [1 & 2]).

2. ... Omer ve'Oseh Gozer u'Mekayem' - the location there from which one takes earth.

(b)According to one explanation, no animal can leave that area unless one places earth from there on to its back (a curse in itself). Others say - that they take earth from there for building purposes ...

(c)... a bad sign - rendering the location uninhabitable and unfit for sowing or planting.

(d)As Rava used to gave the donkeys he saw taking earth from there a slap on the back, he would say to them - 'Run Tzadikim, to fulfil the will of your Master (in Heaven)!'

(e)And, based on the Pasuk in Yeshayah "ve'Ta'ateisihah be Mat'atei Hasmed" whenever Mar b'rei de'Ravina arrived in Bavel - he used to take some earth in his Sudar and throw it outside.

31)

(a)What did Rav Ashi used to do even though he had not heard the ruling of Rav Hamnuna?

31)

(a)Even though Rav Ashi had not heard the ruling of Rav Hamnuna - he nevertheless used to recite the five B'rachos that he listed.

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