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A fast and exciting tour of the structure, contents and flow of Tanya, the foundational text of the Chabad system of chassidism. Perfect for complete beginners and seasoned scholars alike.

Practical Spirituality

Practical Spirituality

An Overview of Tanya

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Rabbi Shais Taub is Creative Director at Jewish.TV. He is the author of G-d of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction. He and his family make their home in Pittsburgh, PA.
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February 17, 2013
intro to tanya
Thank you for your Wonderfull introductory lecture. Shalom.
solomon naiem-cohen
los angeles
January 12, 2013
shalom where can i find a Rebbe to learn tanya
william savigne
January 12, 2013
great teaching where can i get authentic Tanya manual?
william savigne
September 23, 2012
rabbi more
you are an inspiration...please submit more.... give all of us more
pedroq quz
September 12, 2012
sounds similar like the buddism belief that one battles against himself.

where buddha was confronted by evil and could not move the buddha to give in..

he defeated temptations by evil but acknowledging he was fighting against himself rather than an external force of evil
Mr. pedroq quz
September 12, 2012
wow
Rabbi your teaching are so clear...
i am deeply inspired..
thank you so much
Pedro
July 31, 2012
Thank You
Rabbi Shais Taub Thank You!
Baron Castillo
Los Angeles, Ca
July 28, 2012
Mordechai
Mordechai,

We are very proud at how righteous you have become.
maydoff
wayne, NJ
July 3, 2012
To Maria Bricette
Maria, I too feel I have a Jewish soul. But I am Noahide. Did you convert?

sc
Ms. stella croning
June 28, 2012
Hi Anna!
Hi Anna... I have learned through the Tanya twice, and it took about 10 yrs -- from a rabbi who goes deep. (Some rabbis go quickly and you get more of a survey.) Tanya is wonderful, and I expect you will understand a great deal from your first time. But if you have a choice of rabbis teaching it, ask them how quickly they move through the chapters, and pick whoever goes the slowest. It really is an oral tradition, and is handed down with stories that you will love. Your Rav may never have studied the tanya because it's a chabad thing!
Avigayil Chana
Boston, MA
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