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Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries print historic Tanya at Ramat Trump (Trump Heights)

At dawn on Sunday, yeshiva students from Yeshiva Tzeirei Hashluchim Tzfat joined the Golan Heights Chabad House in Had Ness on the Golan Heights, led by Chabad emissary Rabbi Sholom Ber Herzel.

The group worked together to set up up a printing press at the future site of Ramat Trump — in English, Trump Heights — “alongside the sign that became an international landmark,” as the rabbi put it.

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One hundred copies of the Tanya were printed just prior to the start of the Hebrew month of Tammuz. The 18th Century foundational textbook of Hasidic philosophy, which examines the deeper, metaphysical nature of Jewish life, was written by the founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement.

“Even before the first tractor has touched the ground, a spiritual “housewarming” was carried out in the future settlement, in the form of printing the Tanya on the site,” said Rabbi Herzel.

The first copy is to be bound in leather and presented to U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David M. Friedman. The remaining copies are to be distributed to the local residents free of charge, the rabbi said.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.