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There's a Chabad-Lubavitch custom of reciting a psalm of T'hilim corresponding to one's age. That is, for example, in one's fourteenth year of life (e.g. on his thirteenth birthday), he says the fourteenth psalm. (I'm not sure whether it's recited only on one's birthday or throughout the year. But that's immaterial for my purposes.)

The Luach Kolel Chabad says that this year (5775)'s eleventh of Nisan would have been the last Lubavitcher rebbe's 113th birthday, so everyone should say the 114th psalm on that day.

T'hilim has 150 psalms. What will Lubavitchers do in the year 5812, on the rebbe's 150th birthday?

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    your first paragraph says that the custom is for an individual to say a perek corresponding to his own age. Then in the second paragraph you say that everyone should say one corresponding to the rebbe's age. You only have a question according to the 2nd paragraph (unless an individual reaches the age of 151). – rosends Mar 24 '15 at 10:43
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    I suspect that the answer would be that the Moshiach will arrive by then. – Epicentre Mar 24 '15 at 11:18
  • Maybe they'll only go up to 120. – Daniel Mar 24 '15 at 11:53
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    P.S. I believe they say their perek throughout the year. – Daniel Mar 24 '15 at 12:02
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    99% sure the answer is start over at 1. I seem to recall something about one of the earlier Rebbe's who's number birthday would be over 150 being mentioned as their current chapter is ..., but I don't think I'll remember where I saw that. – Yishai Mar 24 '15 at 15:41
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Start again from alef (1). There are chassidim who say the chapter for earlier rebbeim also (eg. on that Rebbe's birthday), and they start again from alef. This is what I see people doing, though I'm not sure if there's any documented source for it.

  • This accords with the practice of reciting a chapter of Baati L'Gani (the Previous Rebbe's last talk) on Yud Shvat. The first year they recited Chapter 1. When they reached the end (within the most recent Rebbe's lifetime), they started again. This has happened again since. – Ze'ev Felsen Jun 25 '17 at 23:07

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