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The gemara in berachot says: "All kinds of beasts are a good sign in a dream, except the elephant, the monkey and the long-tailed ape" (57b). Why is a dream with an elephant, a monkey or a long-tailed ape not a good sign? Does this sentence of the gemara mean that a dream with one of those animals is a bad sign?

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Starving cows don't seem to be so good either. :-) – Monica Cellio Feb 19 '13 at 15:23
related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1847/759 – Double AA Feb 19 '13 at 18:53
is related...but doesn't really answer... – juanora Feb 25 '13 at 9:37

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