This letter was addressed to R. Shlomo Matusof who was designated to become one of the shluchim in Morocco.

B”H, 9 Adar I, 5711,
Brooklyn

Greetings and blessings,

I received your note that — thank G‑d — you have finally received an entry visa to Morocco. Certainly, you will now speak about the details of your journey with Rabbi Benyamin Gorodetzky.1 May it be G‑d’s will that everything take place at the time and season most appropriate for the fulfillment of your mission in Morocco, [enabling you to] raise up a continuous lamp,2 the lamp of mitzvah,3 so that it will shine with the light of the teachings of Chassidus in the most positive manner.

The way to do this is to “arrange it from the evening”4 (even though there is concealment and hiddenness, obstacles and hindrances; “at first, darkness”;5 and as a result, [it will continue] “until the morning” (and then, there will be light; see the maamar entitled VeAtah Tetzaveh in Torah Or).

With blessings for success and proper health for you and for your wife,

M. Schneerson

I read the pan you sent on the day of the hillula at the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe.