This letter was addressed to R. Zalman Shimon Dworkin, a scholar who would later become the Rav of the Lubavitch community in Crown Heights.

B”H, 5 Cheshvan, 5711,

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your letter of 24 Tishrei in which you relate the details concerning your journey to Dublin and ask my opinion whether you should journey there now since you are not capable of making an independent decision because you are employed by Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim in Brunoy:1

I have already written to several members of the chassidic brotherhood and those bonded [to the Rebbe, explaining] that they can find answers to the doubts that arise for them now by looking into the letters which my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, wrote to them previously. This is also true in the present instance, [as evident from] the wording of the letter of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ,2 that you quoted in your present letter to me: “You should agree to the suggestion of my friend and my representative in arranging the affairs of the refugees, R. Benyamin Gorodetzky, to journey to Ireland together with the ritual slaughterers. Certainly, with G‑d’s help, it will be possible to arrange that during the time you will not be in Paris, there will be an appropriate substitute for your position in [Yeshivas] Tomchei Temimim. May G‑d bring you success.” You [thus] received an extremely clear answer and I see no further place for doubt regarding this question.

May it be G‑d’s will that the blessing of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, be fulfilled in a complete manner and that G‑d grant you success in this journey and in all your other matters, both material and spiritual.

In general, both you and your colleagues who are traveling to Ireland should not view this journey as only for the purpose of your material sustenance. Instead, [it should be seen as] a medium for the spreading of the wellsprings of the teachings of Chassidus in that country, its surroundings, and the places to which the meat that you make kosher will reach. You have the ability to accomplish this. Would it be that your hearts would be fully [committed] that your will should be directed to this purpose. Then it will be aligned with the inner desire of your G‑dly souls.

With greetings to the entire fellowship; awaiting good tidings,

Menachem Schneerson