Can I wake up at any time of night/early morning, say birchat haTorah, and begin to learn?

Is there any time of night/early morning I cannot do this?

Is there ever a time in which learning Torah is not allowed?

For example, if it's about 25 minutes to alot hashachar, do I wait for alot hashachar to say all the morning brachot, including birchat haTorah, and then learn Torah, or can I say birchat haTorah even 25 minutes before alot hashachar and learn Torah, and then at alot hashachar or a bit after that time, say the birchat hashachar?

  • Yes learning Torah is Mutar/Chayav all day (Menahot 99, Harav Musafi Shelit"a). Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 14:26
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    So I get up, wash my hands, say the birchat hoTorah and learn, no matter what time of night/early morning it is?
    – ana
    Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 14:29
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    – Menachem
    Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 15:22
  • If I remember correctly, the Mishnah Brurah says yes (he says that you don't need to be concerned for the opinion of the Maharshal (?) who says no)
    – b a
    Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 21:37

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There are minogim not to learn Tora shebektav between shkiya and hazot and not to learn at all in nitl - between shkiya and hazot at Christmas

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