Can Any Rabbi Explain My Dream?
Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:57 AM
i'm from india and a hindu. i had a kind of jewish dream when i was in my preteen years, now i'm 27. by the time i got the dream, i have never even heard the word jew or it's stories, etc. since i didn't know about this i couldn't connect the dream to judaism. i know very little about jews and judaism even now. anyway in the dream, i'm near the bottom step of a majestic, staircase, a clothed, female entity from top platform starts descending, i couldn't see the upper part of her dressed body, i could only see the dress from knee lenght. with each step she took, i started to feel energy get stronger and stronger in me. by the time she was close to the bottom step, the energy was too electrifying and became too unbearable and uncontainable, so i forced myself to wake up, few years back while i was reading something, i accidently stumbled on the word 'shekinah' and i thought maybe my dream was similar to that. i request you dispel my doubts. can you explain what it could mean, because i had a disturbing childhood and i didn't knew or saw anything similar which could have triggered this dream.
Posted 19 June 2012 - 11:33 AM
All other gods are false. Attributing power or godliness to anything except the First Cause is a sin and foolishness.
That having been said, I do not know what your dream could mean. Dreams do not have to contain any religious or spiritual message, even if they seem to do so. It does not necessarily mean anything meaningful. Dreams can be like that.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:05 PM
can you suggest any sites or guides where i can learn more about judaism. i'm a foreinger to this religion, most of the words are unfamiliar and hard to pronounce. can anyone become a jew or are only people of semitic ethnicity allowed to be jew?
sorry for the trouble and pain caused(however small or nonexistent)
Posted 20 June 2012 - 07:26 PM
Anyone can become a Jew, and although we accept converts if someone chooses to become one, we do not encourage people to do so. Being Jewish carries with it a great responsibility, as well as the derision and hate that has been and continues to be heaped upon us by anti-Semites. And, becoming Jewish is irreversible. Anybody can become a Jew, but a Jew cannot convert to another religion, whether or not they are Jewish by birth or by conversion.
Regarding learning about Judaism, I would not recommend the internet. As there is with almost every topic, misinformation and distortions abound, and the tyro will not be able to differentiate between truth and falsehood. To learn about Judaism you need to speak to a knowledgeable rabbi.