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Number of People for Torah Study

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17 Av 5764
Question
Can you give me the quotation from the Mishnah about the minimum number of people that can study Torah? As I recall, the first Rabbi says ten and gives a quotation, the next says seven, etc.
Answer
You are probably referring to the Mishna in Avot: "Rabbi Chalafta says: ten that sit and learn Torah, Shechina is with them...", he continues - even five, three, two, and finally "even one who sits and learns has a reward...". (Avot 4) He brings a Pasuk for each number. Rabbi Ro'i Margalit
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