Elephant Wonders

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A Talmudic text about dreams.

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This excerpt from the Babylonian Talmud discusses the meaning of various natural images seen in dreams; the sentence highlighted at the top refers to elephants, which symbolize that the dreamer “will have wonders done for them.” The text was hand-set using both vintage and newly-cast Hebrew and English type. The border, designed by Aaron Silver, is adapted from a medieval Ashkenazi manuscript (the “Dresden Mahzor,” ca. 1290 CE, SLUB A46a 116v), in which the elephants are symbols of Torah.