Dream About Someone Dying


What do I do if I had a dream that someone told me my son died?



  1. First, please accept my blessing that your son live for many, many more years in good health.

    Due to the fact that you are understandably concerned by the dream you had, I would suggest that you make what is called “Hatavat Chalom.” It can be found in the back of many Siddurim. It requires three friends, and you do not have to tell them what the dream was if you do not want to. The function of Hatavat Chalom is to change the spiritual dimension of the dream from bad to good, and, in my experience, it is normally quite effective.

    In general, the Rabbis teach us that dreams reflect subconscious thought. This is mentioned in the Talmud. The only dreams worth worrying about are those dreamed by a great person and which are unrelated to the daily life of the dreamer. In Orthodox circles, this means that we consider that most dreams are deemed unimportant.

    Best wishes from the AskTheRabbi.org Team