[By the Grace of G‑d
Winter, 5704 [1944]

Greetings and Blessings!

You1 have no doubt duly received all the printed matter that we mailed you.2 We are certain that it is proving to be helpful, especially in fortifying the spirit of Torah and Yiddishkeit. Lit. (Yid.), “Jewishness” — the Torah way of life. among the troops, in lending them courage, and in buttressing their trust in G‑d.

It goes without saying that at all times we are ready to be of assistance in these matters to the best of our ability, and you will no doubt let us know if an appropriate opportunity presents itself.

You have been granted the sacred task of serving as the spiritual leader and guide for all the troops under your influence — both by raising their spirits so that they will be firm in their trust that there will be a complete victory and so that they will not stand in dread of the enemy, and arousing them to be firm in their religious belief and to make staunch efforts to observe the Torah and its mitzvos3to the best of their capacity and possibility. For G‑d, the L‑rd of Hosts, abides among them and constantly watches over them and scrutinizes all their actions. Their camp should therefore be holy.

As it is written in the Torah of Moshe (Devarim 23:10-15): “When you go out to encamp against your enemies, be on your guard against anything evil.... For G‑d, your L‑rd, moves about in the midst of your camp to save you, and to deliver your enemies to you. Let your camp therefore be holy.” [...]