Dozens of Israeli soldiers participated in a special printing of the Tanya in a ceremony at the Tzrifin army base in the central part of the country.
Rabbi Arik Malkieli opened the event by discussing the 32nd chapter of the Tanya – the landmark Chasidic treatise penned by the First Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, in 1798 – and its theme of loving one’s fellow Jew.
The rabbi, a soldier in the Israeli Defense Force’s Home Front Command, also said that by printing the Tanya, everyone present was helping to disseminate the Torah.
Rabbi Assaf Blankenstein, the base’s chaplain, blessed the soldiers, each of whom received a copy of the new volume. …