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Sunday Sivan 24 5703
Torah lessons: Chumash: Korach, first parsha with Rashi.
Tehillim: 113-118.
Tanya: In the light of (p. 313)...are all one. (p. 315).

"You ask how can you be bound (m'kushar)1 to me when I do not know you personally..."

"...The true bond is created by studying Torah. When you study my maamarim, read the sichot2 and associate with those dear to me - the chassidic community and the tmimim3 - in their studies and farbrengens, and you fulfill my request regarding saying Tehillim* and observing Torah-study times - in this is the bond."

Compiled and arranged by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, in 5703 (1943) from the talks and letters of the sixth Chabad Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, of righteous memory.

Footnotes
1.

The bond between Chassid and Rebbe is termed hitkashrut (see Elul 10).

2.

Informal talks, as distinct from maamarim which are formal dissertations of chassidic philosophy.

3.

Present as well as former students in the Lubavitcher yeshivot are known as "Tmimim.

*.

"At the time this letter was written, it had not yet become widely known about the establishment of the practice to study Chumash with Rashi daily, and to study Tanya as apportioned for every day of the year." Footnote 4, Page 328, Sefer Hamaamarim Basi Legani.

יום ראשון כד סיון (תש"ג)
שיעורים: חומש: קרח, ראשון עם פירש"י.
תהילים: קיג-קיח.
תניא: והנה מכאן... '166' הכל א'.

השואל במה היא ההתקשרות שלו אלי מאחר שאין אני מכירו פנים...

...ההתקשרות האמיתית היא ע"י [על ידי] לימוד התורה, כשהוא לומד המאמרי חסידות שלי, קורא את השיחות ומתחבר עם ידידי אנ"ש [אנשי שלומינו] ותלמידי התמימים יחיו בלימודם ובהתוועדותם, ומקיים בקשתי באמירת תהלים ובשמירת זמני הלימודים, הנה בזה היא ההתקשרות.