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Why did Pharaoh believe Joseph's dream interpretation?

I heard the following explanation from R' Rivlin, Mashgiach of Kerem B'Yavneh (although I'm sure it's found in earlier sources somewhere): Pharaoh had a dream in which there was a startling heretical ...
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Surpass a test in a dream, receive reward?

Made an account just to answer this question, so I apologize if I don't adhere to the site rules. The Ben Ish Chai famously discusses this question from the opposite perspective. He was asked in Rav ...
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Malachim climbing ladders

As far as the first question: Why do malachim need a ladder? Can't they fly or have some other form of supernatural transportation? I heard from Rabbi Shlomo Farhi quoting Rabbi Moshe Weinberger the ...
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Seeing a Torah scroll fall in a dream

See Magen Avraham OHC 288/6 quotes the Sefer Magid Mesharim (Vayakhel) which states that the Beis Yosef was told by the "Maggid" that he was correct in ruling that only 3 dreams allowed fasting on ...
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In הטבת חלום, must the three good friends be Jews?

As per this article (Dirshu), it must be done in front of three men, even if the person that had the dream was a woman. As per this answer (Rav Yuval Cherlow), it is preferred to do it with members ...
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Why things in the Torah are "caused" by dreams but on Purim by insomnia?

There was also a dream Midrash Ester Rabba 10 וְנָדְדָה שְׁנַת הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ, שֶׁרָאָה בַּחֲלוֹמוֹ אֶת הָמָן שֶׁנָּטַל סַיָּף לְהָרְגוֹ, וְנִבְהַל וְהֵקִיץ מִשְׁנָתוֹ, וְאָמַר ...
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Dream interpreting - Why did Paroh need Yosef?

Medrash Hagodol - Mikeitz - page 625 says that Yosef asked Paroh how did he know that the advisors did not interpet the dream properly? Paroh told him that he saw the interpretation in the dream and ...
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Can 3 women do dream rectification

If the 3 people in question were standing as a beit din (court), this would not work as the Shulchan Aruch (CM 7:4) rules that women cannot be judges (see also section 2 here). However this is not the ...
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Does the metaphor of righteous men as Jerusalem's walls appear anywhere in the Torah?

Perhaps you were listening to the song "*Shomrei hafkid l'ircha kol hayom v'kol halaila" which in turn is inspired by the verse in Isaiah 62:6-7 "Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen, Who ...
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Surpass a test in a dream, receive reward?

Let's take Rambam's approach (Moreh Nevuchim 2:42) that the episode of Avraham being visited by the three men/angels (Bereishit 18) was a dream. Further, note that Chazal view the various assistances ...
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Yosef's dreams and time

בָּרוּךְ שֶׁכִּוַּנְתָּ The צרור המור provides this explanation, albeit with some variations: And behold Hashem showed Yosef two things [in the second dream]: one the fulfillment of what he saw in ...
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Recurring dreams

https://www.sefaria.org/Berakhot.55b.20?lang=bi וְאָמַר רַבִּי יוֹחָנָן, שְׁלֹשָׁה חֲלוֹמוֹת מִתְקַיְּימִין: חֲלוֹם שֶׁל שַׁחֲרִית, וַחֲלוֹם שֶׁחָלַם לוֹ חֲבֵירוֹ, וַחֲלוֹם שֶׁנִּפְתַּר בְּתוֹךְ ...
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Surpass a test in a dream, receive reward?

Let's take a logical approach, followed by some sources. I would submit that we do not have free will in our dreams. I would also submit that if dreams were a valid ground for testing us, then real-...
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Question about a dream

The Talmud gives an opinion that a dream is just a crazy, disorganized, mixed-up assemblage of one's thoughts during the day: Rabbi Shmuel bar Naḥmani said in the name of Rabbi Yonatan: A man is ...
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learning in a lucid dream

I can't imagine, IOW I don't know of any, halachos that directly apply, in an instructive manner, to a sleeping person. Halachah governs a conscious person. For this reason R. Emden rules (Resp. vol. ...
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Why did Pharaoh believe Joseph's dream interpretation?

"Let My Nation Descend" says that Paroh also dreamt and forgot the interpretation, and he was hoping that someone could jog his memory. He knew Yosef's was correct because he recognized it.
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Why was Pharaoh displeased?

Sifte'i Hakhamim on RaSh"I (Bereshit 41:8 s.v. לפערה) states (my translation): אבל כשאמר לו יוסף שיהיה רעב בארץ היה לו קורת רוח לפי שאמר שלכך הראה לו הקב״ה כדי לעשות תקנה למדינה שלא ימותו ברעב ...
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learning in a lucid dream

Concerning the issue of having to wash your hands,the Halacha is that if the cost of your search of water will be your passing over the time to daven one should skip the hand washing.This is found in ...
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Can 3 women do dream rectification

R. Elhanan Naftali Prins in Abhnei Derekh vol. 17, p. 96 analyzes this question: Time permitting I'll translate at a later point.
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Permitting Aguna Via Dream

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 ...
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Judaism and dreams

The Aish Rabbi has a good article on dreams which is worth reading in its entirety. Some extracts follow: Judaism sees dreams as usually inconsequential but once in a while significant. On the ...
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Why does Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of Egypt?

The medrash relates as follows (after Joseph interprets the dreams and foretells the birth and death of Pharaoh's sons as confirmation): And the king said ‎unto all his officers: I have thought that ...
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Why did brothers take Yossef's dreams seriously?

The OP accepts that the "brothers' revenge" started with "Yossef's dreams". However, this is not entirely the case. The problem started with Yossef's slander against his brothers, reported to their ...
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Why would Yosef interpret the baker's dream for bad?

After doing some research I found in the Malbim 41:9-10 which says that Yosef had Ruach Hakodesh to interpret the dreams of the cupbearer and master baker. The cupbearer had a more gross offense since ...
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Does the metaphor of righteous men as Jerusalem's walls appear anywhere in the Torah?

The Talmud Megilah 3b towards the bottom discusses the law a walled city from the time of Joshua ben Nun (today only Jerusalem) that is destroyed. (This was very relevant from 1948-67). The Talmud ...
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Dreamed vs. Dreaming a Dream

Seems to me that when it is doubled, the phrase is referring to the act of dreaming itself, regardless of the content. When it is singular, the content of the dream is described, therefore, it is ...
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Dreamed vs. Dreaming a Dream

I have a feeling that the double expression is used in a similar way as the rhetorical device known as "epizeuxis" (See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epizeuxis). Rashi alludes to this idea in his ...
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Dream - Eating matzah

Your dream means that You and your sister are good friends, and that anything negative between you has been removed. This is shown by your shared eating together from the same source and that matzah ...
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