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Do non-Hasidic (i.e., Litvak/Yeshivish) and Hasidic dynasties other than Chabad (i.e., Satmar, Ger, Bobov, Breslov, etc.) ever study the Tanya?

And have their leaders ever commented on the Tanya regarding whether it was worthwhile to study it?

  • I assume you mean studying more than a few cursory famous quotes. Many rabbis have seen bits of almost any work, and even cited a few especially in surveys or to discuss controversy. But I assume you mean studying something in depth for its own value? – Double AA Jun 24 '19 at 17:50
  • Yes, I mean in depth study. Thank you. – Mordechai ben Yosef Jun 24 '19 at 18:19
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    The author of the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch wrote a commentary on Tana D'vei Eliyahu in which he quotes large sections of Tanya. – Ploni Jun 24 '19 at 19:42
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    Rav dessler studied Tanya and is largely inspired by Tanya – kouty Jun 24 '19 at 20:05
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    Yeshivat Darche Noam had one chassidus teacher who was not a Lubavitcher. He noted that Baal HaTanya was an important part of the early chassidic movement and that ideas in Tanya are for all chassidim, not only Lubavitch. He specifically taught the Introduction to Tanya at one point while I was in that yeshiva. – Ze'ev wants SE to do teshuva Nov 22 '19 at 16:33
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I have heard that many hasidic groups study Tanya. In fact, in 1983 there was a famous incident in which an esteemed Lubavitch teacher, Rabbi Pinchas Korf, was teaching Tanya to Satmar students, but some in the Satmar establishment wanted the students to learn it only from Satmar teachers.

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