The MeshivasNefesh Chelek Even Haezer, Takanat Agunot 35.7 is quoted as permitting an aguna based on the combination of factors including a mother saying her son appeared in a dream saying he drowned and mentioned the area of the river.

Are there others who disagree with this ruling?

Note: CYLOR who will then call his gadol

  • Umdana,siman muvak?
    – sam
    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:12
  • Isnt that teshuva discussing a case where the dream gives over facts that no one could have known and then become like simanim?
    – sam
    Dec 17, 2019 at 3:19
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    It's not only because of the dream.
    – kouty
    Dec 17, 2019 at 10:46
  • Right it was a tzeiruf
    – sam
    Dec 17, 2019 at 14:59
  • On halachic validity of dreams: hebrewbooks.org/pdfpager.aspx?req=49710&st=&pgnum=346
    – Silver
    Dec 17, 2019 at 15:54

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Yes ,I believe the Noda B'Yehuda would disagree. In Yoreh Deah Tinyana siman 30 he notes that dreams are not reliable and writes " where do we ever see halacha learned from a dream!?!?".further in the teshuva he writes " to bring a proof from a dream is nonsense and nothing at all". He is discussing a case about a certain fish(barbuta) which was debatable about its status of kashrus.

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