Barring a situation where prayer would be forbidden like an unclean area, is it OK to say Tehillim anywhere, at any time, even repeating the same chapter multiple times in succession?

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    why would you think that it is not OK? Jan 11, 2013 at 14:22
  • @C.BenYosef I'm wondering if it might violate using God's name unnecessarily or something of that nature, it's hard to explain :/
    – Izzy
    Jan 11, 2013 at 15:31
  • related judaism.stackexchange.com/q/5527/759
    – Double AA
    Jan 13, 2013 at 20:38

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The Tzemach Tzedek (Lubavitch) wrote, that if we only knew the power of saying Psalms, and the positive spiritual effect they had we would say them constantly!

See this video: Hayom Yom Shevat 24.

And the text can be found here

  • That would seem to be quite an unfortunate scenario as knowledge of Torah would quickly be lost.
    – Double AA
    Jan 11, 2013 at 19:48
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    @DoubleAA Tehilim is very much a part of Torah. At any rate, if one is not spending their time amassing Torah knowledge, Tehilim is an excellent way to spend one's time. (aside from the time spent doing good deeds etc.)
    – shnozolla
    Jan 11, 2013 at 20:12
  • Tehillim is a part of Tanach, and saying its words is certainly better than many other activities, but that doesn't make the ideal world into one where everyone just sits and says Tehillim over and over again.
    – Double AA
    Jan 11, 2013 at 20:35
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    @DoubleAA I would say it's just a turn of phrase trying to emphasize the power and holiness of saying Tehillim, not C'V that it's a substitute for the mitzvah of learning Torah.
    – Izzy
    Jan 13, 2013 at 14:39
  • @Izzy Maybe. See also judaism.stackexchange.com/a/17167/759.
    – Double AA
    Jan 13, 2013 at 20:40

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