[undated tzetl]. One of thousands of brief handwritten responses that were issued over the years, usually on the margins of the addressee’s query or request, and relayed to him or her via the Rebbe’s secretariat. These succinct responses were popularly known (in Yiddish) as tzetlach — lit., “notes.”

Your pidyon nefesh was received.

When you will be punctilious in observing Chitas,1 you will have less time to think the opposite of the directive given by my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe [Rayatz] — to think only good.2

I will mention your name in prayer at [his] holy resting place.3