I would like to daven for the Rifuah Shilaymah Mihayrah of Rav Shteinman, Shlita, as he is seriously ill in the hospital.
Is it allowed to say Tehillim for him between Sunset and Chatzos HaLayla, in such a circumstance?
I’ve been told that usually, it’s not allowed to say Tehillim between Sunset and Chatzos HaLayla.
There’s been some previous discussions on this topic you might care to search the CR for.
I think that most Rabbanim say it’s okay nowadays.
What changed from previous generations?
those that have okayed saying tehillim “nowadays” after sunset are not sod and sometimes anti-sod gedolim. the mekubulim still oppose it.
while I do not live by the rules of sod, i do not say tehillim after sunset except on shabbos. in my mind, using tehillim to pray is something very “sod-like” and the remuzim, rushei teivos, sofei teivos, etc work only in the world of sod. since i am in the world of sod, i play by the rules of sod. when in rome.
(i understand an argument can be made that tehillim functions in guluy also but that seems like a stretch. i believe that the power of tehillim is different.
If it’s a hora’as sha’ah, such as the one you described above, you should def say tehillim
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Reading Tehillim at Night
It must be emphasized that on the nights when Tehillim should not be read, it is counterproductive to do so. Often, text messages go out asking people to read Tehillim on behalf of an ill patient, and sometimes these messages are received at night. One should not read Tehillim before Hasot on the nights when it is improper to read Tanach.