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

B”H, 17 Elul, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your letter of 18 Menachem Av in which you ask about moving from your present place and, [if so,] to where.

In my opinion, you should investigate whether it is possible for you to receive [immigration] papers to the U.S., Canada, or Australia, and approximately how much time this will require. If this is not possible, inform me.

..With regard to the statements in your letter that your son ... does not have that much desire to study. Explain to him, in a way appropriate for him, that the present time is very different [from previous eras]. He must know that my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, is the Nasi and the head of all his chassidim and those who are bonded to him. Since the head is healthy and strong — and this is blatantly obvious — all of the powers and vitality [to be granted] to all those who are bonded with him are also complete. The matter is dependent on them alone. And if, Heaven forbid, they are not befitting to the desire of the head, this does not affect only the one who is bonded [to the head]. 1

When a person contemplates this for even a short moment, he will certainly perceive the great responsibility that is incumbent on him and — in a manner appropriate to his health — he will devote himself entirely to the will of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, and to the carrying out of his words and directives that are found in his talks and in his private and public letters. In them, every man or woman from the Jewish people can find directives for his path in life.

One need not become overawed, [thinking,] what connection does a young boy have to such a great Rebbe, for [the nature of the connection] is explained in several places in Chassidus, including the maamar of Chai Elul of this year, sec. 7. 2 The maamar is enclosed.

Certainly, both you and your son-in-law have established fixed times to study the teachings of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, and you recite kapitle 71 of Tehillim.

As per your request, I will remember you and your household at the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, for a kesivah vachasimah tovah.

With blessings for a kesivah vachasimah tovah for a good and sweet year,

Menachem Schneerson