36 years after the last Tanya printing in Morocco, a new edition was printed on Yud Tes Kislev by shliach Rabbi Levi Banon and a group of bochurim.
36 years after the last Tanya printing in Morocco, a new edition was printed on Yud Tes Kislev.
The new Tanya was printed in the town of Merzouga, a small Moroccan town in the Sahara Desert, near the Algerian border.
Organized by shliach Rabbi Levi Banon and a group of bochurim, the printing took place among the red sands of the desert, together with an impromptu farbrengen to mark the chag hageulah.
The last time a Tanya was printed in Morocco was in 5747, three years after the Rebbe launched the mivtza to publish a Tanya in every city where Yidden live.
Since then, for close to four decades, no additional Tanya printings were held, even as thousands were printed in locations around the globe.
The printing on Yud Tes Kislev marked a new era for Yidden in Morocco, with Rabbi Banon leading a Jewish revival in the country.