Exploring the lost art of Jewish dream interpretation
Description: Bringing Down Dreams can be intoned either as an attempt to actualize and realize dreams, or as an exercise in debunking and deconstructing dreams. Indeed, for the past two millennia, both currents have existed within rabbinic tradition. There have been those authorities who viewed dreams as opportunity beckoning, if only we would sharpen our analytic tools, and those who could not stress enough that "dreams neither add nor detract."
This book guides the reader through ancient texts such as the Book of Daniel, the Chapter of the Seer from the Babylonian Talmud, medieval responsa literature, right up to modern interpreters of the tradition such as Rabbis Kook and Dessler.