The name of the recipient of this letter was not released.

B”H, 14 Elul, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

Your letters with the enclosed pannim were duly received. I read the pannim in the room of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, where [chassidim] enter for giving a pan and for yechidus. Similarly, at an appropriate time, I will read them at his gravesite. “A tzaddik who passes away is found in this world more prominently... than during his lifetime.” 1 He will grant his blessing and G‑d will fulfill it in a complete way in both material and spiritual matters....

With regard to your statements about the boys and girls — you will certainly notify [me] of their names and their mothers’ names — whom you are trying to influence to continue studying in the yeshivah: It is incumbent on you to explain gently and pleasantly to the parents that kosher [Jewish] education does not mean making the children Rabbis and Rebbetzins. Instead, in our time, it means actually saving [children] from assimilation among the gentiles. Without considering the [spiritual] standing of the parents, it is obvious that since they are a father and a mother, they want their children to be Jewish. And in order to have a firm trust that in ten or twenty years their children will have a connection to Yiddishkeit, those [children] must be given [Jewish content]. Indeed, as much Yiddishkeit as possible must be poured into them. And both the mother and the father must ask G‑d that despite all the challenges that the children must face, they will remain Jews, and good Jews, both in their relationship with G‑d, in their relationship with their father and mother — the latter point certainly is important to parents — and in their relationship to other people.

With regard to your statement that you developed a skin problem on the outer portion of your left hand, I hope that you have already been healed. Whatever was, certainly you experienced agitation... when you divert your attention from these two matters... your condition will depart entirely. In any case, it is advisable, particularly now in the month of Elul, 2 that you have your tefillin — particularly the arm tefillin — checked. In addition, [you should have] the measure of the [tefillin] straps [checked], particularly their width.

Certainly, from time to time, you organize a farbrengen between yourself and the others who work in the yeshivah, a farbrengen like the Rebbe would have wanted — and wants — with brotherly love, [an emphasis on] strengthening the Torah and its mitzvos in general, and with the love for one’s fellow Jew, the love for the Torah and the love for G‑d, in particular. Please, please, convey good tidings to me about such matters.

Enclosed is the kuntreis for Chai Elul that was just published. You will certainly share it with others in the most appropriate manner,

Menachem Schneerson