By the Grace of G‑d
27 Nissan, 5713 [1953]

To the Administration of the Students’
Provident Fund1 of the Lubavitch
Tomchei Temimim Yeshivah:

Greetings and Blessings!

It2 was a pleasure to receive your letter with its description and report of your work, and may G‑d grant it material success together with spiritual success.

What is amazing is that an organization connected with my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe [Rayatz], should limit its outlay to such an extent, so that it should not exceed its income. It seems to me that this is the only organization within the precincts3 of Lubavitch that is conducted in this way. I would not intervene in this matter if not for my concern that due to [this] policy, you limit your activity even where it is very much needed.

There is surely no need for me to remind you of the attribute of bitachon in general. My present remarks are intended only to suggest that it would be a good idea to draw on this attribute in this particular matter, too, and to observe that if you make a relative increase in your outlay, you will certainly be provided with greater sources of income. In fact, it could well be that this is the path [in that direction]. This may be seen in the distinction drawn in the teachings of Chassidus34between [living] organs and [inanimate] vessels — for organs not only receive their vitality: they elicit it. From this it is self-evident that when you expand the conduits [that supply] the organs, you call forth increased animating force.

In the spirit of all the above, in order that you should have the necessary means in the event of a deficit, enclosed you will find a loan4 from one of the funds administered by me in the sum of $200.5 So now you will immediately be able to increase your outlay — at least to the extent of $200 — beyond your income.

Let me conclude with a blessing to all those who work for this fund, and to the [donors] whose participation assists them: May G‑d grant that the entire house of Chabad be found worthy of being compelled to give loans not by material need, but only in order to become thereby a vehicle6 for the Sefirah of Chessed of the World of Atzilus — as in the episode related in a sichah85of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe [Rayatz], in the year 5701 [1941].7

With blessings for success and all manner of good,