I was listening to a Jewish oration and mention was made of not saying Psalms between (something said in Hebrew). Not knowing Hebrew I was not sure what was being spoken of. Are there times or places, according to your traditions, that you are not supposed to read/sing/pray the Psalms.

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    Most of our time is in fact not spent singing Psalms. Are you looking for something more specific? – Double AA May 16 '16 at 22:58
  • IT sounded like there was a time you are not supposed to sing them according to your tradition. – user2411 May 16 '16 at 23:18
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    There are opinions that hold that one should not recite psalms between nightfall and midnight. Perhaps that is what was being referenced. See here: dailyhalacha.com/m/halacha.aspx?id=2539 and here: dinonline.org/2010/07/25/tehillim-at-night – Menachem May 16 '16 at 23:53

At night (until midnight) is one of them see


Good luck!

  • Interesting. Do I understand correctly that it is in regard to placing priority on Torah at those times? Why those specific days? – user2411 May 16 '16 at 23:52
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    @Sarah see dinonline.org/2010/07/25/tehillim-at-night might be more clear, all day exept shabos and yom tov (and the day that you are obligated to say anyway) – hazoriz May 17 '16 at 0:02

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