This letter was sent to R. Nissan Nemenov, the spiritual mentor of the Lubavitch yeshivah in Brunoy, France.

B”H, 17 Elul, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

My previous letters and the kuntreisim were certainly duly received.

I was saddened by the information that I received that our friends... were imprisoned. Since then, I have [received] no further information.

Certainly you are endeavoring to take action about this to whatever degree possible. Please inform me about what is being done in this regard and what the present situation is. It is my strong hope that in these days of mercy — that according to the ruling 1 that one who has a legal issue... should have it adjudicated in the month of mercy — the above-mentioned will be freed and it should not lead to sorrow.

Awaiting good news from you in general, and in particular with regard to the above-mentioned matter.

Concluding with blessing for a kesivah vachasimah tovah,

Menachem Schneerson

When the above-mentioned are freed, please convey to them my blessing for a kesivah vachasimah tovah for a good and sweet year. Having gone through [this ordeal], they will [hopefully] have paid their dues for the entire year and know no other sorrow, Heaven forbid. Concluding with [a blessing for] apparent and revealed good.