By the Grace of G‑d
25th of Elul, 5733 [September 22, 1973]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

The purpose of a Chassidic Farbrengen [gathering] is [for the participants] to encourage each other in Torah learning, the fulfillment of the Mitzvoth with Hiddur [beauty], and the spreading of Yiddishkeit [Judaism] in general. This includes, of course, the proper conduct in matters of Derech Eretz [respect and proper manners] and good Midos [character traits], as has been so often emphasized in the may Sichos [talks] of our Rebbes-Nesiim, generation after generation to the present day.

It is also obvious that it is expected of all participants in a Farbrengen to lead an exemplary life that earns the respect of others, both for the person himself and for what he represents, as also our Sages so often emphasized, particularly in explaining the Mitzvo of V'Ohavto es HasShem Elokecho [loving G‑d] – that [one should cause that] the Name of G‑d should be made beloved [to others] through his daily conduct.

With blessing,
M. Schneerson

(Excerpt from a Letter)