Today’s daf in Brachot 57 continues a discussion of Talmudic dream analysis. On 55, the daf cautioned that the dream has no significance unless you search out a meaning. However today, it gives several examples of what is a good dream or a bad one. The Shikker Dovid would like to comment on one item discussed: The Snake.
The Talmud says that seeing a snake is a sign for a “parnassah”-livlihood. What is connection between snake and parnassa? The consensus of my daf was that a snake can thrive or eat dirt, he can always be sated.
The lesson from the snake is that it is content with the dirt. It is plentiful and he accepts it. We must accept what gd gives us. This is a hard lesson to learn. This is the test of Emunah.