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#It’s important to learn at night and not waste it all with sleep, eating, and talking because one accomplishes most of his learning at night <ref> Rambam (Talmud Torah 3:13). S"A 238:1 rules this with the language one must be very careful to learn torah at night, more careful than the day! </ref>, that learning is not easily forgotten and is considered like the Avoda of the Korbanot. The joy of Torah is specifically felt for learning at night and Hashem grants a special Chesed for one who learns at night. <ref>Avoda Zara 3b </ref>.
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#There's a special practice to "join the day and night" with learning or davening by learning during sunset and sunrise. <ref> Yalkut Yosef (Kitzur S"A 1:6), Bear Hetiev 238:1, and Mishna Brurah 1:2 in of the Shlah HaKadosh </ref>
# If one has a certain daily schedule of learning and hasn't completed it yet, one should finish it at night. However, preferably one should make a stipulation not to accept the daily schedule as a neder, but rather bli neder incase one misses a day. <ref> S"A 238:2, Mishna Brurah 238:5 </ref>
==Learning Tanach at night==
# According to the Kabbalah, it's perferable not to learn Tanach at night. <Ref> Birkei Yosef 1:13, 238:2 in name of the Arizal, Ben ISh Chai Pekudei #7, Kaf HaChaim 237:9. </ref> However, some argue that one may be lenient. <ref> Shaar HaTzion 238:1 in name of the Pri Megadim. </ref> However, since it's not forbidden but only preferable, if not learning Tanach will cause bitul torah (Chas VeShalom) one may learn Tanach. <ref> Piskei Teshuvot 238:1 </ref>
# It is permissible to read Tehilim as a prayer for the sick or for another cause. <ref> Sh"t Tzitiz Eliezer 8:2 </ref>
# It is permissible to read Tanach on Friday night or the night of Yom Tov. <ref> Piskei Teshuvot 238:1, Sh"t Yabea Omer 6:30, Sh"t Maharashdam 1:158 </ref>
# It is permissible to learn Tanach along with Rashi. <ref> Sh"t Veyeche Yacov O"C 9, Piskei Teshuvot 238:1 </ref>

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