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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Jean Benchimol rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Yosef Camire rated it it was amazing Jun 18, Chabad writings of each generation of its dynasty, develop this intellectual explanation of Hasidic mystical ideas, into successively greater and more accessible reach. Julia Walsh rated it it was amazing Aug 05, These discourses are similar to the exegetical commentaries of Schneur Zalman in his other works, though here they sometimes take the form of letters to his followers, with more direct advice.

But in Chabad, later to be called after its Russian village of Lubavitch, external emotional expression is seen as superficial if devoid of inner contemplation.

Likutei Amarim-Tanya by Shneur Zalman

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Ryan Hertz added it Aug 26, Hagiographic storytelling about Hasidic Masters captured the mystical charisma of the tzaddik. Pages with Bible version errors Webarchive template wayback links Articles needing amadim references from August All articles needing additional references Articles containing Hebrew-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with taia statements from April Articles with unsourced statements from July This enabled the popularisation of Kabbalah by relating it to the natural psychological perception and emotional dveikus fervour of man.

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat By giving Hasidus philosophical investigation, the Chabad school explained the inner meanings of the “Torah of the Baal Shem Tov”. The Tanya seeks to demonstrate to the “average” Jewish lukutei or woman that knowledge of God is there for the taking, that spiritual growth to ever higher levels is real and imminent, if hania is willing to engage in the struggle. The Tanya has therefore been seen in Chabad as the defining Hasidic text, and a subsequent stage of Jewish mystical evolution.


The Tanya deals with Jewish spiritualitypsychology yania theology from the point of view of Hasidic philosophy and its inner explanations of Kabbalah Jewish mysticism.

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.

Aaron Dobler rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Outwardly this was expressed in new veneration amarij sincerity, emphasis on prayer and deeds of loving-kindness. This would awaken spiritual awareness and feeling of God, through understanding of its mystical thought.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The description in the Tanya of soul differences follows on from a particularist- universalist debate in Judaism concerning the meaning of Jews as a chosen people.

The inner dimension of this mystical revival of Judaism was expressed by the profound new depth of interpretation of Jewish mysticism in Hasidic philosophy. Ya’akov Saavedra rated it liked it Jan 27, Israel marked it as to-read Jul 08, The first few likitei of the Hasidic movement established the various approaches of its different schools. Raymond oikutei it it was amazing Sep 05, The Rebbes of Chabad taught that it is a sacred duty to publish and distribute this book as widely as possible.

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Teri Uktena rated it really liked it Nov 03, In Chabad, it is called “the Written Amari, of Hasidus”, with the many subsequent Chabad writings being relatively ” Oral Torah ” explanation. Mainstream Hasidism relates this mystical revival through charismatic leadership and understanding based faith.

The Chabad school requires knowledge of Godliness, drawn from Hasidic Philosophy, to establish Hasidic mystical faith. The Tanya’s theory of two souls, 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. If the mind can bring the soul of Hasidism into understanding and knowledge through logic, then its effects on the person can be more inward.


In this, Chabad is a separate offshoot of general Hasidism, and to its students is the profound fulfillment of systematically articulating its inner depths. To ask other readers questions about Likutei Amarim-Tanyaplease sign up. It is composed of five sections that define Hasidic mystical psychology and theology as a handbook for daily spiritual life in Jewish observance.

Likutei Amarim-Tanya

However, non-literalist, universalist readings have been found among Kabbalists and Hasidim. Karen Dresser rated it really liked it Aug 23, taniq Return to Book Page. Rabbi Shneur Zalman legendarily published his Likkutei Amarim anonymously in 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.

This explains his father’s concept of the Chabad articulation of Hasidism.

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The ideal of the Chabad approach is to articulate this spiritual perception in terms of man’s understanding and knowledge. Josh marked it as to-read Dec 23, Therefore, in Chabad, the Baal Shem Tov and Schneur Zalman, who share the same birthday, are called the “two great luminaries” after Genesis 1: Retrieved 16 August Alan added it Aug 26, The unlettered Jewish folk were cherished and encouraged in their sincere simplicity, while the elite scholars sought to amari, their negation of ego through study of Hasidic exegetical thought.

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