Somewhat distressingly, Chasidim whose traditions include their own seforim seem often to prioritize them, when push comes to shove, over works of nigleh (="revealed," non-mystical knowledge, such as the written and oral Torah, and non-Chasidic machshava, mussar, and halacha). For example, Chassidus is studied in the morning in many Chasidic yeshivas, with nigleh study deferred to the afternoon; according to some, nigleh may not even be studied on Shabbos.

So I am wondering how these Chasidim stack seforim in perceived order of holiness. Do works of Chassidus go to the top of their piles? And since prayer is so important to Chasidim, is a siddur promoted from the bottom?

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    I know many chassidic (non Chabbad) chassidic yeshivot in which the study is almost exactly as the study in livishe Yeshivot. There are special sedarim in Gur Yeshivot but they don't study chassidut. I ame pretty sure that the institutionalization of Chassidut as a part of the limud is only in Chabbad Massoret. – kouty Feb 26 '17 at 18:53
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    Are you asking what Hassidic halakhic works state, or what individual Hassidic Jews do, regardless of whether or not it is consistent with Judaism? If the latter, then this seems like Jews not Judaism. – mevaqesh Feb 26 '17 at 23:22
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    If it is a halakhic question, then it should be noted that according to the Arukh HaShulhan (YD 282:22) printed books all are considered equal in priority with regards to stacking. I assume that the question assumes printed works, rather than Hassidic works written by a scribe on parchment. – mevaqesh Feb 26 '17 at 23:25
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    @mevaqesh, what the ערוך השלחן has to say may be largely irrelevant to this question, if the (for example) ש״ע הרב holds differently. (I don't know that that's the case, though.) – msh210 Feb 27 '17 at 7:28
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    The answer to this can be found in the kitzur shulchan aruch which explains how books are to be stacked. According to halacha all books of machshava whether it be nesilas yesharim, derech hashem, the tanya, sefer maamarim, lekute amaron, etc, etc would all have the same halachic status and if someone feels one versus the other is more personally valuable to them is their hergish isn't an issue of halacha – Dude Feb 27 '17 at 19:21

In Chabad, many (mistakenly, I believe) place the Tanya on top of all other sefarim (some even put it on top of Chumashim!), basing it off the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe's statement:

ספר התניא הוא ספר התורה שבכתב בתורת חסידות חב"ד.

Any other sefarim are placed interchangeably with nigleh sefarim.

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