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It is customary to study Torah on Shavuot night. Does it make any difference what a person studies?

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  1. According to the Rabbis the night time is specifically set aside for the study of the Oral Torah such as Mishna and Talmud (the day is a time for both the Written Torah and the Oral Torah). Subsequently, the custom is to study tracts that are centered around the Oral Torah or the Written Torah with commentaries. A popular text is the Book of Ruth (as I mentioned, with commentaries), which is read in Synagogue on Shavuot morning.

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