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# One should make sure to learn Torah out loud. If one learns out loud, one will be blessed to remember one's learning. <ref>Eirvuin 54a, Rambam (Talmud Torah 3:12), Shulchan Aruch YD 246:22, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch 27:5. Chida in Petach Eynayim (Eruvim 54a) writes that as the pasuk in Beresheet 27:22 הקל קול יעקב one קול, voice, is spelled complete and one is complete without a vav, to indicate that when we pray we silently and when we learn we learn aloud. </ref>
# Bruria, the wife of Rebbe Meir, was passing a student who was studying silently without verbalizing what he was learning. She rebuked him and said that his manner of study was incorrect because the verse states, “Life comes to the one who comes upon them” which is meant to be understood as, “life comes to the one who articulates its words with one’s mouth.” <Ref>Eruvin 53b-54a </ref>
# When one learns one should learn out loud but it’s considered Talmud Torah even if one only thinks about itand doesn't even enunciate the words. <Ref>Rav Ovadia Yosef in Halichot Olam (8 pg 390) and Anaf Etz Avot (Avot 3:3). Rav Ovadia cites the Rashbetz Avot 3:3, Yereyim 27, and Shitah Mikubeset Brachot 15b all say that learning in thought is called learning. Interestingly, the Maharal (Derech Chaim Avot 3:6) writes that when learning with someone else, such as a chevruta, one is forced explain the issue in words in order to discuss it. In this manner, one accomplishes the an awesome fulfillment of learning Torah which is spoken aloud. However, when one learns alone, even if one says the words aloud, primarily it is a mental thought process and the words are insignificant, which is a lower level of learning Torah. </ref> Some poskim hold that for Mikra if one doesn't enunciate the words it isn't considered learning.<ref>Shulchan Aruch Harav 2:12 writes that if for Mikra one doesn't enunciate the words that one is learning it isn't considered learning at all. Gevurat Yitzchak v. 2 pp. 19-20 Sotah 32b s.v. layma proves from the Shitah Mikubeset Brachot 13a citing the Raavad that if one doesn't enunciate the words of Mikra when learning it doesn't fulfill the mitzvah. </ref>
==Learning with a Chevrusa==

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