This letter was addressed to R. Menachem Mendel Glast.

B”H, 5 Cheshvan, 5711,

Greetings and blessings,

I was happy to receive greetings from you from our friend, Rabbi Yosef HaLevi Wineberg.

There is a well-known interpretation of our Sages’ statement:1 “All Israel are responsible for one another,” [that] the word areivim [translated as “responsible”] has [three] meanings: a) sweet, b) intermingled, and c) responsible. The love for [every] Jew causes the Jewish people to be intermingled and responsible for one another. This is reflected in a material context in the insurance business.2 How much more so does it apply in a spiritual context.

My revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, emphasized the great responsibility incumbent on every Jew to generously give spiritual charity to those “poor in knowledge”3 in one’s surroundings and one’s community by bringing merit to people at large through public Torah study and influencing others to draw close to the Torah and its mitzvos. These are all broad mediums to receive the blessings of all types of material and spiritual good. From this, one can derive instruction concerning the vastness of the charity every Jew is required to give his [own] G‑dly soul by establishing fixed times for Torah study, both Nigleh, the revealed dimensions of Torah Law, and Pnimiyus HaTorah, the Torah’s inner dimensions, i.e., the study of Chassidus.

I hope to hear good tidings regarding your work in this. Thank you [in advance] for informing of it.

With blessings for great success in material and spiritual matters,

Menachem Schneerson