This letter was sent to R. David Bambrun, the head of the Rabbinic court in Tunisia.

1 Iyar, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I have heard of your good reputation through our emissaries and our offices in Europe and Morocco. From time to time, I would be pleased to hear about the improvement of the educational situation in your country and of your positive activities in this field.

I directed the office of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch to send a given number of copies of the study texts that we have published as well as some texts of the Chumash, etc.,for the children in your country. Surely, they will be duly received and will bring about the desired results.

I am sending the kuntreis for the Pesach holiday that was published before that holiday.

Undoubtedly, Pesach brought about an arousal and a strengthening of the efforts made on behalf of education in your community. For, at the very beginning of his Seder onthis holy holiday, every Jewish person reads and announces: “May all those who are hungry come and eat.” This statement is not only to be understood literally. Instead, the intent — to quote the Zohar (Vol. II, p. 183b) — is to provide “the bread of healing and the bread of faith to the king’s only son who is weak and hungry.”

How great is the pleasure generated through this to our Father in heaven! The attribute of goodness is great, drawing down abundant good in this world and the next for all those who are active and involved in the task of education, to provide Jewish boys and girls with a koshereducation.

With blessing,