in 1796 the Alter Rebbe, founder of Chabad Chassidism, published the “Tanya,” which was to become known as the ‘written Torah of Chassidism’, revolutionizing Jewish thought forever.
In 1984, the Lubavitcher Rebbe began a campaign to print an edition of Tanya in every city in the world! His directive was based on a teaching of the Baal Shem Tov that Moshiach would come when “the wellsprings” of Chassidic teachings would spread worldwide. Printing the Tanya in every location would transform that place into a source and bastion of these beautiful teachings.
The Rebbe’s emissaries dispersed throughout the globe took up the Rebbe’s call and traveled from town to town in their region, printing Tanyas at every stop along the way. Since the Rebbe’s call, more than 4,000 editions of Tanya have been published throughout the world, from large bustling cities to small rural communities.
At this time, Chabad would like to announce that we, too, will be printing our very own Tanya’s at the anniversary of the printing of the first Tanya.
Before we go to print, would like to offer all friends the opportunity to have a share in this great merit. Dedications are available as follows:
Insert a dedication in the book: either a full page or a third page in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one.