This letter was addressed to R. Yisrael Noach Belinitzky, R. Peretz Mochkin, and R. Nissan Nemenov, three of the mentors of the Lubavitch community in France.

B”H, 11 Elul, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

In reply to your letter of 25 Menachem Av with regard to ... and your request for my opinion:

In my opinion, you should all hold a farbrengen together either this week or next week, after studying — each one individually or all together — the teachings of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, and reciting his kapitle. Then you should confer regarding the matters concerning .... Undoubtedly, my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, will see to it that you reach the correct decision, as in the well-known story of Tzemach Tzedek and R. Aharon Belinitzer. 1

With blessings for a kesivah vachasimah tovah,

Menachem Schneerson

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