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    Hashemisreading
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    Does anyone know the significance of dreaming that your teeth are falling out? I know the gemara talks about it, does anyone know where and what it symbolizes?

    Ive heard a little bit that it means either one is stressing to much about the next stage of life, or that a big change will come soon.. I wonder if there’s any mekor to that.

    Oh, and their all adult teeth, no baby teeth.

    (Besides for all the jokes about brushing your teeth please)

    Thank You!

    #1215524

    Joseph
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    That you like tooth fairies?

    A quarter under the pillow for you!

    #1215525

    MDG
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    “I know the gemara talks about it, does anyone know where and what it symbolizes?”

    Berachoth 56a – talking about an evil dream interpreter, Bar Hedya:

    Subsequently Raba went to him by himself and said to him: I dreamt that the outer door fell. He said to him: Your wife will die. He said to him: I dreamt that my front and back teeth fell out. He said to him: Your sons and your daughters will die. He said: I saw two pigeons flying. He replied: You will divorce two wives. He said to him: I saw two turnip-tops. He replied: You will receive two blows with a cudgel. On that day Raba went and sat all day in the Beth ha-Midrash. He found two blind men quarreling with one another. Raba went to separate them and they gave him two blows. They wanted to give him another blow but he said, Enough! I saw in my dream only two.

    Finally Raba went and gave him a fee….[and from then Bar Hedya gave good interpretations]

    The first thing to ask is were you thinking about dental work any time recently? If yes, then the dream came from you own imagination.

    If no, we have to see if came from a mazik or from a malach.

    When did you have that dream? Which Hebrew day and date? What time of night? Are you in E”Y? Did you say kriat Sh’ma (to protect from mazikim) – at least the first two lines or at least saying “biyadecha afkid…”? Did you wake before the dream (that ends your protection unless you say it again)?

    How real did it feel in the dream?

    I have a book about dream interpretation by Rav Sh’lomo Almoli at home. Tell me more details and I can see what it says.

    #1215526

    It’s a gemora in brochos. Offhand, can’t remember exactly where, but it’s somewhere in between ?? and ?.

    IIRC, it is a good thing.

    #1215527

    Hashemisreading
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    Thank you for your interest in helping me!

    I dreamt it 2 nights ago, that would be Monday night March 7th , the 27th of Adar I. (or March 8th if it was after 12) yes I said krias shema before bed, no I was not thinking about teeth at all. and I don’t have any kids so not sure how that can relate to me.

    #1215528

    Kol hachalom holech achar hapeh–every dream goes after its interpretation.

    Your dream means that your tzoros will fall away.

    #1215529

    Hashemisreading
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    Amen!

    #1215530

    CopyMachine
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    A chusheve person once told me that it means a person is lacking in emunah. That person should work on developing stronger emunah.

    #1215531

    Joseph
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    #1215532

    habachur
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    you’re probably experiencing REM behavioral disorder. Don’t worry it’s quite normal. The dream could be taking place because you’ve been thinking alot about your teeth, either because of toothaches or cosmetic issues or the like. Your best recourse is likely to drink lots of milk, which would solve both the cosmetic and pain issues.

    #1215533

    MDG
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    To explain a few points that I mentioned above. One is more spititual on Shabbat (neshama yeteira) and in E”Y. Therefore closer to coming true. But it seems that neither of which is relevant here.

    There is a chart, I think from Rav Hai Gaon, which lists the days of the month and their significance. For the 27-29 of the month, it says “It will turn to peace and rejoicing.”

    About teeth falling out. The idea mentioned is similar to the Bar Hedya story I cited. You mentioned that you do not have children, but according to Rav Hai Gaon a sister is included in that.

    I am at a loss. The timing is good, but the dream says “good”. Always say a dream is good, because they may come true based on the interpretation. My advice is to give tzedaka and daven. Last year I had a couple “good” dreams that pointed out something “good” was going to happen soon, and even the dates pointed out something “good” was soon going to happen. The second dream fell out on Shabbat. I fasted and davened. After Shabbat, I gave a sizable donation and davened some more. A week or two later, I got a good dream which seemed to say that something “good” had passed over.

    #1215534

    Lightbrite
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    11mo thread


    I’ve had this nightmare dozens upon dozens of times! So scary.

    Feels so good to wake up and know that it didn’t happen, Baruch Hashem.

    #1215535

    Meno
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    I had a dream last night that my teeth were falling out, but it wasn’t a nightmare. I have this impacted wisdom tooth, and in the dream it just randomly turned upright and then just fell out. I was so excited until I woke up and saw it was just a dream…

    #1215536

    Lightbrite
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    Meno, sending you a sympathy diamond ?

    thank you for sharing

    #1215537

    Meno
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    Thanks, but I don’t deserve a sympathy diamond. My dentist has been telling me to have it removed for years, but I’ve been dragging my feet for no reason.

    Anyway, that diamond is really just a rotated square

    #1215538

    Lightbrite
    Participant

    And at one point it may have been a lump of coal

    #1215539

    Hashemisreading
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    lol

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