n. The foundational text of Chabad Lubavitch written by the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi.
"In camp, we had a competition to see who could memorize the most Tanya by heart."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
תניא tanya 'it is stated [in a baraita]' (the first word of the text)
- Chabad: Jews affiliated with the Chabad Lubavitch movement
- North America
- Great Britain
- South Africa
- Australia / New Zealand
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
First published in 1797. "Considered to be a classic work of Jewish mysticism" (Eisenberg & Scolnic). Also known as the Likutei Amarim.
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