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Welcome, all Tanya learners of Beit Midrash Shalhevet! The Tanya which was composed by Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi (the first Lubavitcher Rebbie) about 250 years ago, has quickly become one of the classic books of Jewish thought and guidance. The book is unique in its expression, clarity, and ideas. I invite each of you, to learn the book with an open mind and heart, listening carefully to the ideas (they're not always presented straightforwardly) and discuss or argue about them with your study partner. It 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. I recommend reading them when seeking further explanation or when having specific difficulty with the language or Talmudic jargon. We'll have a chat box to discuss ideas together, and please make sure to join our Whatsapp group for announcements. You're welcome to be in touch with me about anything concerned with the Tanya track. And I'd love to hear how it's going for you and your chavruta. Amitai +972-54566-5170

Chassidic Thought

Hi, nice to meet you!

I'm Amitai Zuriel


I live in Jerusalem with my wife, Shira.

I attended Rabbi Steinsaltz's yeshiva high school and then the Steinsaltz Tekoa yeshiva.

Between 2013 and 2015, I served as a Steinsaltz Ambassador in Detroit, MI, teaching and creating programs for Jewish communities throughout the greater Detroit area.


After returning to Israel, I joined Masa Israeli and led High School students on week-long visits to Israel, provoking in-depth dialogue on Jewish and Israeli identity.


In the years 2018-2020, I worked as a personal secretary for Rabbi Steinsaltz.


I earned a B.Sc. from Hebrew University in Earth Science and am currently studying for an M.A. in Geography and Environmental Studies while working as a consultant and contributing to urban planning projects across the country.

For any question or problem, you can reach me at:



Amitai Zuriel

Chassidic Thought Track Leader:

Amitai Zuriel

Examples of learning material in the Chassidic Thought Track

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Rabbi Steinsaltz's Introduction

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הקדמת הרב שטיינזלץ

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