The Tanya is made up of 5 volumes, as mentioned in a previous post. We will start our discussions on the most famous volume, Likutei Amarim, which means. Likutei Amarim-Tanya has 21 ratings and 1 review: Published June 1st by Kehot Publication Society, 2 pages, Hardcover. Results 1 – 30 of 59 Likutei Amarim (Tanya) TANYA and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at
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This emphasised the mind as the route to internalising Hasidic mystical dveikus emotional fervourin contrast to general Hasidism’s creative enthusiasm in faith. Netanel Miles-Yepez rated it it was amazing Feb 01, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The first few generations of the Hasidic movement established the various approaches of its different schools.
This seeks inward Jewish observance, while downplaying charismatic Hasidic enthusiasm, that it sees as external.
Among them, Schneur Zalman articulated a different approach to Hasidic Philosophy from general Hasidism. Therefore, in Chabad, the Baal Shem Tov and Schneur Zalman, who share the same birthday, are called the “two great luminaries” after Genesis 1: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In this vein, it is related that the second Lubavitch Rebbe, Dov Ber Schneuriwould pray motionless for hours. Typically, he wrote one of the most personal mystical accounts in Judaism, his “Tract on Ecstasy”, that instructs the Chabad follower in the levels of contemplation.
Chabad writings of each generation of its dynasty, develop this intellectual explanation of Hasidic mystical ideas, into successively greater and more accessible reach. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Books by Shneur Zalman.
Raymond rated it it was amazing Sep 05, The intellectual “Chabad” approach of Schneur Zalman, continued by successive Lubavitch Rebbesemphasised the mind as the route to the inner heart. The unlettered Jewish folk were cherished and encouraged in their sincere simplicity, while the elite scholars sought to emulate their negation of ego through study of Hasidic exegetical thought.
The Tanya’s theory of two maarim, and the statement that the souls of the Gentile populace of the world are different from those of Jewish souls originating from the realm of evilhave been controversial.
Open Preview See a Problem? Steve added it May 26, Aug 11, Vania Melamed rated it it was amazing. As one of the founding figures of Hasidic mysticism, Schneur Zalman and his approach in the Tanya are venerated by other Hasidic schools, although they tend to avoid its amsrim methods.
The Tanya is the main work of the Chabad philosophy and the Chabad approach to Hasidic mysticismas it defines its general interpretation and method. Karen Dresser rated it really liked it Aug 23, This would awaken spiritual awareness and feeling of God, through understanding of its mystical thought.
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Rabbi Shneur Zalman legendarily published his Likkutei Amarim anonymously in John Ervin rated it it was amazing Oct 14, Simon added it Feb 08, However, non-literalist, universalist readings have been found among Kabbalists and Hasidim. Agudas Chasidei Chabad Tamia.
Rodrigo Bauler rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Various writers have asserted that this idea has the potential to either develop into or to provide support for racism,  or that it endorses a kind of “metaphysical racism”,  or that it is “a dangerous and indeed racist idea and contrary to normative Jewish belief. In Chabad, the Tanya is said to be the Written Torah of Hasidic philosophyfor it is the first work of Hasidic philosophy recorded by its own author, in contrast to the works of the Ba’al Shem Tov and the Maggid of Mezritchwhose words were transcribed by their disciples.
Yosef Zylberberg rated it it was amazing Apr 17, Return to Book Page. The founding Hasidic mysticism of the Baal Shem Tovand subsequent Hasidic Masters, emphasised the emotions of dveikus to cleave to the Omnipresent Divine. The insights it brings to theological questions, brought out in its Chabad explanation, are related from a mystical, higher reality “from above”. An excellent and warmly-written companion to Pirkei Avot. Yossi is currently reading it Jul 18, This enabled Schneur Zalman to take Hasidus to Lithuanian Jews from nearby White Russiaand aroused the opposition of their early leaders.
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