Generally today we don’t take dreams seriously and we don’t act upon them. One of the main reasons is that a person usually dreams of what he thinks about by day and our dreams are not a form of Nevuah from Shamayim. However there are times that we should consider our dreams and act upon them, just in case. One such example is if someone dreams that he promised to give money to tzedoka. In that case, says the Debriciner Rov in Be’er Moshe (3:174), although you are not obligated by Halacha to give, it is worthwhile to give since tzedoka has the power to save you from bad things. He adds that if you thought about giving tzedoka that day then the dream is a result of those thoughts and you need not give.
He brings from the Dovev Meisharim (3:85) that if someone dreamed that he actually gave tzedoka and not merely promised to give then he need not give because he didn’t make any promises in the dream. This says the Be’er Moshe seems to imply that if he dreamed that he both promised to give and in fact did give then he should give the money to tzedoka. However says the Be’er Moshe even in this case he need not give since according to his dream it is after the fact. Important Note: We try to convey the Tshuva to the best of our ability. We admit that our understanding may not be accurate. Please also understand that this Tshuva may not be the final word on this topic. One should consult a Rav before drawing any conclusions.
Anonymous, 2008-03-27 18:59:42 I wonder if it would be possible for you to include a scan of the tshuva that you are citing. Without that, it's practically worthless for people with even a modest ability at learning to make use of any of the tshuvas that you post.