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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: Learn out-loud -- Rabbi Shmuel said to Rav Yehuda: "Open your mouth when you learn written or oral Torah, in order that you will remember it and live a long time." Also, Rabbi Yitzhok said, "Torah is close to you when it is [audible] ...


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My method has changed with time. I don't think that my current method is inherently better, it is just better now for my changed mind. I used to break up an aliya into roughly 1/4 column length segments and practice the whole segment with vowelizations and intonation marks, and then go ahead and try it on the Torah-like printed side. I would go back and ...


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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 ...


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The Tif'eres Yisra'el (Bo'az, Avos 1:15) gives five points for success in learning and improving the memory: Not to learn lazily (lying down, leaning, or eating when learning), and not to concentrate on things other than learning. A person should learn out loud to fix this. The gemara tells a story of someone who learned quietly and forgot all his learning ...


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The Lubavitcher Rebbe explains that there are three opinions as to what "Pen Tishkach" prohibits: Rambam doesn't count it as a Mitzva at all. Moreover, according to the Rambam, one doesn't have to learn Svara, just the final Halacha, so forgetting Bavli would be fine. Ramban says it refers to the giving of the Torah, and the Drash in Avos is an Asmachta ...


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ספר שי לתורה quotes an interesting פשט from R’ Simcha Ziskind Broide from Chevron: R' Zera recognised that he wouldn't be able to learn properly with the new approach and svaros of Eretz Yisrael if he was preoccupied with that of Bavel. He uses that as a lesson that we need to leave the past behind us at times in order to move on to the next level. (Sorry ...


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This might be obvious, but important to mention: when practicing, use the same names of G-d ("Ad-nai" and not "Hashem", etc.) as in the real reading. It's a legitimate use of the Name. Some people are auditory learners, some people visual. Occasionally I try to visualize the (absent) cantillation marks onto the scroll I'm reading. As with any learning ...


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First, if you don't yet understand how the main trope "sentences" work, it'll help if you learn those. If you're memorizing tropes one at a time (mercha... tifchah... etnachta... tevir...), you're doing a lot more work than if you recognize the first three as an etnachta clause sans munach. This is the difference between learning to read text a letter at a ...


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I would suggest drawing up a road map for learning the layning committing to a certain amount of time each day. For example...if you can learn 30 minutes a day each day until the shabbos of your layning and at that rate it would take you 4 weeks then lay out a schedule of 30 minute days each day. I have found that when I learn layning the most importan ...


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I just wanted to add some other comments that relate to the learning of Torah reading but are not at all related the methodology points of my earlier answer. If you have not read your Bar Mitzvah parsha in 26 years and are thinking it would be nice to read it for your "3rd Bar Mitzvah"... DON'T! Unless you have the time to give for adequate preparation ...


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@MonicaCellio's answer is great; I would just like to add my personal experience. Now that I've been laining for a while, my process has changed, but back when I was learning everything for the first time, I would break the laining into chunks. I used half-column chunks, but you can do whatever size works for you. There is no better substitute than simple ...


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Shaare Efrayim 10:27 indicates it's not said on 9 Av.


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Siddur Rabenui Hazakain 198 says that the order is based on the way it is mentioned in Ahavas Olam and Kriyas Shema. First is Yetziyas Mitzrayim which is the entire basis of Kriyas Shema. Second is Har Sinai for the words Uvanu Bacharta Third is Amalek for the words Lshimcha Hagadol Fourth is Aigel for the words Uliyachedcha Bahava ...


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It seems to me that the first (נשני) is an active forgetfulness, and the second (שכחה) is passive. This we see from the gemora in Sanhedrin 102b which expounds that the name Menashe (ben Chizkiyohu) signifies that he caused Yisrael to forget Hashem. And even according to the Maharsha who disagrees with Rashi that נשני is an expression of forgetfulness and ...


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The Baal HaTanya, in his introduction to his Shaar HaYichud V'Emunah, talk about this idea with regards to the verse in Mishlei 24:16, "For a righteous man can fall seven times and rise". There he explains that when a Tzaddik advances from one level to another, "Between one level and the next, before he can reach the higher one, he is in a state of ...


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As much as it is theoretically possible to have divine assistance in keen comprehension, and to invest effort in memorization, memorization is more conceptually linked to divine assistance and keen comprehension is more conceptually linked to effort invested. לאוקמא גירסא, to establish the text [in one's mind], is the act of assimilating the information of ...


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Just learn 5 words a day at the end of the week you should of learned 30 words ! I studying right now I know it's hard just keep practicing



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