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Torah Discussion Starter: The Unpacking of Dreams

Since I was little, I was always encouraged to share my dreams. I'm not talking about my aspirations (well, I was encouraged to share those too of course), but the actual dreams I had at night or while I was napping. My dad taught me that dreams were the subconscious’ way of dealing with the residue that the day left behind.

When I grew up, I realized that we were not the only people who had these conversations. In fact, I come from a whole tradition that believes in the significance of dreams. In December's first parashah, Mikeitz, Joseph has a dream that informs him how to aid the Egyptians in preparing for a famine.

QUESTIONS FOR YOU:

What is it about dreams that people find so important? What room do you give for discussion of dreams in your house or with your friends? How does it help you to deal with challenges you face or plan for the future? 

Rabbi Aimee Gerace

Thu, January 20 2022 18 Shevat 5782