(c) 2000 Dr Hendel; 1st appeared in Bais Medrash (c) Torah.Org

Date: Sun, 18 Jul 1999 19:30:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: Russell Hendel <  rhendel@mcs.drexel.edu>
Subject: Re: Saying Tehillim At Night

In response to Moti Silberstein (Vol 1 Number 85) who asked whether you can
say Tehillim at night the answer is yes (There is no reason to prohibit it).

There is a prohibition of saying Kethubim on Shabbath mentioned in the
Gmarrah (they were worried that if you allowed reading Kethubim (which have
the lightness of novels) then people would not go to hear the more
technical laining of the torah (which was accompanied by translation) (They
might have also been afraid of people carryin Kethubim around in the public

But there is no other prohibition against reading Kethubim.

Russell Jay Hendel; Phd ASA; RHendel@Juno.Com
Moderator Rashi Is Simple; http://www.shamash.org/rashi/