By the Grace of G‑d
14 Menachem Av, 5710 [1950]

Greetings and Blessings!

[A1 certain chassid had written to the Rebbe that the location of his workplace did not allow him to fully discharge some of his spiritual obligations. After discussing the halachic leniencies proposed by various authorities for such a predicament, the Rebbe concludes as follows:]

All the above was written because I do not know where you stand with regard to the attribute of bitachon, your trust in G‑d. However, if you are strong in this (see Biurei Zohar, beginning of Parshas Vaeira) with simple faith, and if you seek an [alternative] medium28for your livelihood (see Kuntreis U’Maayan, sec. 25), G‑d will grant you your livelihood in a place where there is a minyan2and so on, and you will be able to carry out all your obligations in the above-mentioned areas.