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L'Dovid Hashem Ori - The Vilna Gaon And Many Chasidim Didn't Say It
Starting the first day of Elul there is a Minhag to say each day Tehilim 27, "L'Dovid Hashem Ori".  The Matei Ephraim says to say it until Yom Kippur because the Medrash says that "Ori" is Rosh HaShana and "Yishi" is Yom Kippur.  Most are noheg today to say it until Shmini Atzeres because the pasuk says, "Ki Yizpineini B'Succoi" which is a remez to Succos.

There are also various minhagim when exactly to say it by Shacharis.  Some say it after Aleinu, while some say it after the Shir Shel Yom.  There is also a minhag to say it after Chazaras HaShatz before Kaddish.  On days that there is Krias HaTorah some say it when the Aron is opened.

There were many great tzaddikim that did not say it at all.  It is known that the Chozeh of Lublin, Rav Naftoli of Ropshitz, and the Divrei Chaim of Tzanz among others did not say it because they did not consider the source of this minhag to be reliable, at least not the minhag to say it publicly by davening, according to Rav Moshe Halberstam zt"l.

The Maaseh Rav brings that the Vilna Gaon did not say L'Dovid by davening since he was makpid not to say things that were not part of the main davening, since it is Tircha D'Tzibura to add more than is already required. (Minhag Yisroel Torah)
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MB, Passaic, NJ, 2010-08-16 03:14:35
The origin of the minhag is the Chemdas Yamim. (The "Tu biShvat Seder" as well.)

Identifying the author of the Chemdas Yamim is a contentious issue. Many gedolim believed it was written by a follower of Shabbeta Tzevi. R' Yonasan Eibshitz wrote a haskamah to the book; R' Yaakov Emden condemned it as being based on Sabbatean false Kabbalah. Among academics, the main question is whether the author was Nathan of Gaza (the "Eliyahu" figure in Shabbetai Tzevi's fake messianism) or a less famous follower of false messiah.

This gives a much stronger reason than those given here as to why many did not take on the minhag to say "LeDavid".

RE, 2010-08-16 03:44:38
To Micha - The Chemdas Yamim is the "unreliable" source of the Admorim mentioned in this article. Thank you for the interesting historical background and insight!

The Mekor for saying L'Dovid is already brought down by the Siddur Rav Shabsi and in the Siddur Sharei Rachamim by Rabbeinu Chaim Cohen a talmid of Rav Chaim Vital. The Chemdas Yamim is only the Mekor for saying it B'Tzibbur. See the Minhag Yisroel Torah OC 581:5.

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bz, Brooklyn, 2010-08-17 13:56:10
A similar attribution of a תפילה to the chemdas hayomim is תפילה זכה See Rav Yaakov Weingarten's machzor Hameforosh.
He quotes a sefer Tosfos Chaim who saw the Chemdas Hayomim & it wasnt there.

Is the same caase with לדוד? Some time ago I saw (in passing) a Stoliner journal with an article on this subject.

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