This letter was sent to the convention of Chabad chassidim held at the yeshivah for immigrants from Russia in Lod. 1

B”H, 17 Elul, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

You have certainly received the telegram that was sent to you yesterday: It was worded as follows:

The national convention of Chabad chassidim in the Holy Land will certainly strengthen and increase “the service of the heart,” i.e., prayer; 2 the study of the Torah, both its revealed, legal dimension and Chassidus; and direction in the paths of Chassidus according to the teachings of the Baal Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe, for on the luminous day of Chai Elul, these lights were granted, according to the directives of our Nasi, my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ.

You will certainly fulfill your mission as “the hosts of G‑d,” 3 as mentioned in the series of maamarim associated with the passing. 4 There are no obstacles that can prevent you from strengthening Torah and Judaism in general, including Jewish education, and in particular, the education of the boys and girls who are already in our Holy Land, and especially of those who are now immigrating there. Saving these [youth] spiritually is a holy obligation incumbent on every man and woman. Certainly, you will strengthen the ongoing functioning of the institutions of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ. May the desires of G‑d that are vested in your hand be fulfilled successfully.

With blessings that we merit to fulfill the request of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, to make Eretz Yisrael into a holy land; 5 may you find success in your work, with wishes for a kesivah vachasimah tovah in material and spiritual matters for all the participants and their households, and to each one individually.

Menachem Schneerson

With blessings for a kesivah vachasimah tovah,

The secretariat 6