I recently came across the Tehilim HaChida which is the entire Tehilim with the Pesukim rearranged in the order of the Aleph Bais by first letter. From the introduction it seems like it is a special way to pray for someone who is sick or for other issues. Is this practiced anywhere in current times? If not why not?


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Here's a website where you can print out Tehillim in the order of Aleph Bet for a name you want to say Tehillim for. So that's at least one place it is practiced.

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    The website is a place?
    – Double AA
    Commented Aug 26, 2012 at 22:56
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    @DoubleAA: In the sense of "this practiced anywhere in current times?" . although I could probably chosen a better word
    – Menachem
    Commented Aug 27, 2012 at 2:09

It is used by some for a refuah shelaima to use the persons name as a guide for saying tehillim ,it is brought down in Avodas Hakodesh L'Chida.

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    Are you trying to prove that people use it from a work by the same author? If so, I think the question was looking for later sources saying it was accepted by some group and actually used.
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:02
  • The idea of shimush tehillim goes way back (Teshuvas HaRashba 413) some use it and some prohibit it(Rambam AC 11:12,Shulchan Aruch YD 179:10).
    – sam
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:36
  • sam, But the question wasn't about Tehillim in general. It was about this specific form of it.
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:44
  • Yes which is a form of shimush some will use it and some won't just like segulos.
    – sam
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:46
  • sam, Do you have a source that anyone uses this form of shimush?
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 27, 2012 at 18:48

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