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. :-) Commented Feb 19, 2013 at 15:23
  • related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/1847/759
    – Double AA
    Commented Feb 19, 2013 at 18:53
  • is related...but doesn't really answer...
    – juanora
    Commented Feb 25, 2013 at 9:37
  • @MonicaCellio Starving cows are good for reuniting families...
    – Harel13
    Commented Jan 17, 2021 at 22:15


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