Does Judaism provide and tips, tricks or rituals for improving memory or preventing forgetfulness?
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I just remembered that I do know the answer to this question. In Eruvin 54, much advice is given on the topic, including:
The Tif'eres Yisra'el (Bo'az, Avos 1:15) gives five points for success in learning and improving the memory:
In his commentary to Avos 2:14 (Yachin 129-131), he writes that a person needs three things for success in learning:
Also, in Avos 1:13, we learn that one who doesn't increase his learning will forget.
Horiyos 13b - olive oil is good for the memory. Also dipping the fourth finger in salt prior to Birchas haMazan and licking off the salt.
Yerushalmi Brachos Chapter 5 Halacha 1 - learning inside a Sefer is good for the memory.
Otzar Segulos page 9 - saying Zicharon L'Maaseh Braishis at Kiddush having in mind to help your memory.
Chagiga 9b learning 101 times.