This letter was sent to R. Chayim Shaul Brook, the spiritual mentor of the Lubavitcher Yeshivah in Rishon Letzion, Israel.

B”H, 24 Elul, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your letter and pan which I received today: As per your request, I will read them at the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, and the “tzaddik who has departed and who is to be found in this world more than during his lifetime” 1 will certainly give his blessing to each person mentioned therein in all they need in material and spiritual matters. And G‑d will fulfill his blessings in a complete manner.

Thank you very much for the dear present you sent with your letter, a page of a manuscript written by my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ. It is explained in several places in Chassidus how the power of the craftsman is invested in the article he fashions. On this basis, it is also understood that the power of the writer is invested in his manuscript. In particular, this applies to this page which speaks about the teachings of Chassidus, for a Rebbe and Chassidus are identified essentially.

It is certainly superfluous to arouse you to strengthen your fixed times for Torah study and, in particular, the study of the teachings of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, in addition to your other studies. How nice it would be if this study could be carried out in a group so that each person could arouse and strengthen his colleague.

I conclude with blessings for a kesivah vachasimah tovah and for success in your holy work, to be a source of influence for the students, [inspiring them with] Torah and its mitzvos as imbued with the fear of Heaven, and, as is pertinent for the present day, arousing them to genuine teshuvah, as related in the words of [our] master, my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, that are printed in the enclosed kuntreis for Rosh HaShanah, 2 which were delivered on the day preceding Rosh HaShanah, 5710. May it be G‑d’s will that you be able to share good tidings concerning the above at frequent intervals.

Menachem Schneerson

Enclosed is a communal letter and a letter for yeshivah students — not necessarily those who study in our yeshivos, but in all yeshivos. You will certainly publicize them in an appropriate manner.