Chitas

Explore the three tracks of learning which was instituted by the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, and later became popularized by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, making it known to all as “Chitas”.

What is Chitas? what does the name Chitas mean? How did it start?

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Chumash with Rashi

The weekly Parsha (Torah portion) is featured, including the running commentary of Rashi (Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki) which explains the Torah on the most basic level (Pshat), yet also frequently quoting Midrash (& even alluding to the secrets of Torah). The Parsha is divided into a Daily section (1st for Sunday, 2nd for Monday etc.) – indicated on top of each page – so that one may study 1/7 of the Parsha each day, in accordance with the study cycle called “Chitas”

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Tanya

Tanya, authored by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, is the foundational text of Chabad Chasidus. Tanya, too, is divided into a daily study cycle, beginning and ending on the 19th of Kislev, each year. This is part of the “Chitas” Initiative, launched by the Previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, R’ Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, for all Jews.

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Rambam – Daily Study

The Rambam’s (Maimonides) Mishneh Torah (Yad Hachazakah) will be featured, through which one can complete the study of the entire Mishneh Torah learning the laws of all 613 commandments.

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Rambam – Sefer HaMitzvos

Written as a primer to his Magnum Opus, the Mishneh Torah, the Rambam (Maimonides) defines the exact 613 Mitzvos (commandments). He brings a source for each one, and brief outline of it’s details.

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HaYom-Yom

A daily insight, quote or teaching, often connected with the daily or weekly theme (Parsha/holiday), culled from the teachings of the Previous Lubvitcher Rebbe, R’ Yosef Yitzchak Schneerson, by his son-in-law, The Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.
This was originally published during the lifetime of the previous Rebbe, as a pocket calendar – with inspirational daily quotes – for the year 5703-04 (1942-3), but has remained the single edition, which Chassidim review annually, day-by-day.

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The Name of the Parsha

Explore a weekly lesson from the name of the week’s Torah Portion.

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Haftarah with Commentary

An innovative new (linear) design and novel in-depth commentary.
Produced by the award-winning team that published the Kehot Chumash and Daily Wisdom.

After more than 10 years of research by the editorial team at Chabad-House Publications, Chayenu is proud to be debuting a forthcoming classic “The Book of Haftarot”.
Numerous Haftarot begin in the middle of a historical narrative and refer to personalities that are unfamiliar to many readers.

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Daily Parsha Insights

A daily “vort” (insight) on the day’s Chumash study.

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Rebbe Responsa

A letter of guidance and inspiration from one of the foremost thinkers of our times, the Lubavitcher Rebbe.

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Kesser Shem Tov

A teaching by the founder of Chassidism, Rabbi Yisroel Ba’al Shem Tov

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Chasidus

A discourse in Chassidic philosophy, where we are opened to a whole new layer of the study: the Hidden secrets of the Torah.

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Chassidic Story

A Story about the Chassidic masters or their students. Be inspired!

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Halacha

Two options: Weekly learning of a few paragraphs of Jewish law from the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, and daily learning of two se’ifim (paragraphs).

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Ein Ya’akov

The Aggadaic teachings of Talmud

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