Shavuos – Learning Alone Vs. With Chavrusa [#2910]

Question:

Regarding Shavuos, if a person finds that his daily learning is disturbed [as a result of staying up at night to learn], is it better for him to learn at night together with everyone else, so that he shouldn’t separate himself from the congregation, or does his own personal growth take precedence, and he shouldn’t be concerned about separating from the congregation?

Answer:

If no one will be aware that he is separating himself from everyone else, it is proper for him to learn alone, if this will be of gain to him. If possible, he should also spend a little time learning with the congregation. He should also bind his soul with the root of the souls of the Jewish people, so that he isn’t simply learning by himself.