Tanya: Classic Work of Jewish Mysticism

Just over 200 years ago, in the year 5557 (1796), Tanya, was published for the first time — and its 5000 editions since have repeatedly invigorated the Jewish world with a message of informed inspiration.

In this brief classic, Rabbi Shneur Zalman articulated the Chabad Lubavitch school of chasidic thought, filtering the mystical teachings of the Baal Shem Tov through the intellectual framework of traditional Jewish scholarship.

Tanya addresses itself to the aspirations and challenges of the "average" person. It presents a systematic approach both to an individual's moral and spiritual development and to a conceptual awareness of Divine immanence.

It is far from a detached, armchair study. Throughout, the study pulsates with life as the student is nudged out of the academicians complacency and is swept up in the quest for
G‑dliness and self-perfection that comprises Tanya.

The daily study cycle of Tanya begins anew each year on the 19th of Kislev, date of the liberation of Rabbi Schneur Zalman from Czarist prison.

Tanya Classes are offered throughout Houston and at Chabad Centers. Copies of Tanya in many languages are available at Chabad Centers and at Jumbo Judaica, 713-774-7704.

Free prerecorded daily lessons in Tanya for self study are available by calling Torah by Telephone at 713-995-4444 and pressing option 3 then 4 on your telephone. One can also view and/or hear these lessons on the web at www.ChabadOutreach.org./tanya