The Tanya was composed by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of the Chabad Hassidic movement, about 250 years ago, and has become one of the classic books of Jewish thought and guidance. The book is unique in its expression, clarity, and ideas.
We invite each of you, to learn the book with an open mind and heart, listening carefully to the ideas. Sometimes they are not presented straightforwardly. You are invited to discuss or argue about them with your study partner. We hope it will be a meaningful journey for you.
For each chapter of the Tanya you can find on the web page the English and Hebrew Steinsaltz commentary to the Tanya. It is recommended to read it when seeking further explanation or when having specific difficulty with the language or Talmudic jargon.