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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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Rebecca marked it as to-read Dec 26, The encyclopedia of Jewish myth, magic and mysticism Pg Views Read Edit View history. The Baal Shem Tov’s successor Dov Ber of Mezeritch became the architect of the Hasidic movement, and explained to his close circle of disciples the underlying meanings of the Baal Shem Tov’s explanations, parables and stories. 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.

Karen Dresser rated it really liked it Aug 23, The mystical dimension of Judaism became accessible and tangible to the whole community. Israel marked it as to-read Jul 08, In this, Chabad is a separate offshoot of general Hasidism, and to its students is the profound fulfillment of systematically articulating its inner depths.

The second section’s philosophical exposition of Hasidic mystical Panentheism is the underlying foundation for contemplation methods in the first part, and gives the theoretical definition of Hasidism’s theology of God.

The Tanya is the main work of the Chabad philosophy and the Chabad approach to Hasidic mysticismas it defines its general interpretation and method. Rabbi Shneur Zalman legendarily published his Likkutei Amarim anonymously in This enabled Schneur Zalman to take Hasidus to Lithuanian Jews from nearby White Russiaand aroused the opposition of their early leaders. The first few generations of the Hasidic movement established the various approaches of its different schools.


Likutei Amarim-Tanya by Shneur Zalman.

The classic writings of other Hasidic schools also relate the inner mysticism of Hasidic Philosophy to the perception of each person. Among Dov Ber’s disciples, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi formed Hasidic Philosophy into a profound intellectual system, called ” Chabad ” after the Kabbalistic terms for the intellect, that differs from mainstream Hasidic emotional approaches to mystical faith.

The historical development of Kabbalahfrom the 12th century, and its new formulations in the 16th century, explained the subtle aspects and categories of the traditional system of Jewish metaphysics. The lijutei two added sections give more complicated and in-depth Hasidic exposition of Kabbalistic concepts, the author uniting abstract ideas with the importance of everyday service and an emotion that must accompany it.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. The Tanya deals with Jewish spiritualitypsychology and theology from the point of view of Hasidic philosophy and its inner explanations of Kabbalah Jewish mysticism. This would awaken spiritual awareness and feeling of God, through understanding of its mystical thought. Ya’akov Saavedra rated it liked it Jan 27, William Miller added it Sep 05, This emphasised the mind as the route to internalising Hasidic mystical dveikus emotional fervourin contrast to general Hasidism’s creative enthusiasm in faith.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Therefore, in Chabad, the Baal Shem Tov amarmi Schneur Zalman, who share the same birthday, are called the “two great luminaries” after Genesis 1: In general, the first book is a universal Jewish guidebook to avodaheveryday Divine service, through Schneur Zalman’s innovative system, applying Jewish mysticism step-by-step to amarrim internal drama of human psychology.

In common with all of Hasidism, it awakens joy and negation of self-awareness, from the Jew’s perception of the Divine in all things.

Likutei Amarim-Tanya

Open Preview See a Problem? By giving Hasidus philosophical investigation, the Chabad school explained the inner meanings of the “Torah of the Baal Shem Tov”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Outwardly this was expressed in new veneration of sincerity, emphasis on prayer and deeds of loving-kindness. Ilana added it Dec 29, In his preface to the Tanyathe author writes that anyone with questions about the meaning or application of the Tanya’ s guidance should approach “the great ones in his city.


Agudas Chasidei Chabad Chabad. Ryan Hertz added it Aug 26, Rachel added it Feb 15, Zechariah Barber rated it it was amazing Dec 17, The Rebbes of Chabad taught that it is a sacred duty to publish and distribute this book as widely as possible.

Likutei Amarim-Tanya by Shneur Zalman

Such a person is trained by his predecessors in correct application of the Tanya. In recent times the last two Rebbes expressed the spiritual warmth of Chabad in terms of daily reality, language and relevance, in the Yiddish translations and memoires of Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohnand especially the Likkutei Sichos of Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Retrieved 16 August Jews, myth and history: Retrieved from ” https: Aaron Dobler rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Among them, Schneur Ammarim articulated a different approach to Hasidic Philosophy from general Hasidism.

Hasidic spirituality left aside the abstract focus of Kabbalah on the Spiritual Realms, to look at its inner meaning and soul as it relates to man in this World. Jean Benchimol rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Emotional expression was replaced with inner, hidden emotional ecstasy from his intellectual contemplation of Hasidic Philosophy during prayer.

Please help improve this article by adding citations taniia reliable sources. Lists with This Book. The Chabad school requires knowledge of Godliness, drawn from Hasidic Philosophy, to establish Hasidic mystical faith. 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 meditative methods.