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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Hagiographic storytelling about Hasidic Masters captured the mystical charisma of the tzaddik. Lubavitcher Hasidim are enjoined to study from this work each day as part of Chitas – an acronym for ChumashTehillim and Tanya. Carlos marked it as to-read Apr 18, Lists with This Book.

The first few generations of the Hasidic movement established the various approaches of its different schools. Emotional expression was replaced with inner, hidden emotional ecstasy from his intellectual contemplation of Hasidic Philosophy during prayer. Joseph Wajsberg added it Feb 20, 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.

This seeks inward Jewish observance, while downplaying charismatic Hasidic enthusiasm, that it sees as external. Robert Nardin is currently reading it Sep 11, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Danny is currently reading it Sep 05, The Tanya deals with Jewish spiritualitypsychology and theology from the point of view of Hasidic philosophy and its inner explanations of Kabbalah Jewish mysticism.

The Tanya has therefore been seen in Chabad as the defining Hasidic text, and a subsequent stage of Jewish mystical evolution.

Likutei Amarim-Tanya by Shneur Zalman. Unlike other early Hasidic works, this book is not a collection of sermons or stories, but rather a systematic exposition of Shneur Zalman’s philosophy. Hasidic thought looks to the inner meaning of Kabbalah, a conceptual system of metaphysics from mystical encounters with revelation.

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William Miller added it Sep 05, Kabbalistic mysticism follows Halevi, developed in Hasidism. Joseph Perez marked it as to-read Oct 06, 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.

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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. The classic writings of other Hasidic schools also relate the inner mysticism of Hasidic Philosophy to the perception of each person.

Simon added it Feb 08, This intellectual form synthesises Hasidic Divine Omnipresence and Jewish soulfulness with other historical components of Rabbinic literatureembodied in the TalmudMedieval philosophyMusar ethical literature and Lurianic Kabbalah.

E L rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Part of a series on. When Hasidic thought addresses traditional questions, such as Divine Providenceimmanence and transcendenceit offers “Inner Torah” explanations of spirituality, that can also be harmonised with the explanations of the “Revealed Torah”.

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Ilana added it Dec 29, As a consequence, Chabad Hasidic writings are typically characterised by their systematic intellectual structure, while other classic texts of general Hasidic mysticism are usually more compiled or anecdotal in nature.

Yosef Zylberberg rated it it likuhei amazing Apr 17, It can connect the different disciplines of mysticism Kabbalah and Jewish philosophy Hakiraby relating to a higher, essential unity in Divinity, that harmonises diverse ideas.

The last 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.


Michelle Little marked it as to-read Jun 28, The Chabad school requires knowledge of Godliness, twnia from Hasidic Philosophy, to establish Hasidic mystical faith.

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Likutei Amarim-Tanya by Shneur Zalman

The Tanya seeks to demonstrate to the “average” Jewish man or woman that knowledge of God is there for the amarij, that spiritual growth to ever higher levels is real and imminent, if one is willing to engage in the struggle. 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.

August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Israel marked it as to-read Jul 08, Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. The subsequent extensive library of the Chabad school, li,utei by successive leaders, builds upon the approach of the Tanya.

Raymond rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Their explanations of the nature of the Divine, are related from man’s independent understanding amarum first principles.

Great scholars also followed the Baal Shem Tov liktuei they saw the profound meanings of his new teachings. Retrieved 16 August This enabled Schneur Zalman to take Hasidus to Lithuanian Jews from nearby White Russiaand aroused the opposition of their early leaders.