This letter was addressed to R. Moshe Brachfield, who resided in Mexico.

B”H, 8 MarCheshvan, 5711,

Greetings and blessings,

I was happy to receive greetings from you from our friend, Rabbi Yosef HaLevi Wineberg. I would be interested in hearing of your work to bring merit to your surroundings.

There is a well-known interpretation in Chassidus on the verse: “Journey forth”: that every Jewish person, a descendant of Avraham our Patriarch, must follow the path of Avraham our Patriarch who wandered from place to place. And in every place he came, he “called forth the name of G‑d.” [And our Sages teach:] “Do not read ‘And he called forth,’ read ‘And he had others call forth,’” i.e., he would publicize G‑d’s existence. Even though this task is difficult for a wayfarer, the powers have been granted to every person to carry out the undertaking and mission of his soul in actual practice.

My revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, emphasized the great responsibility incumbent especially on all the students and those who have been educated in yeshivos to generously give spiritual charity to those “poor in knowledge”1 in your surroundings and community and to bring merit to people at large through the public study of the Torah and through influencing them to draw close to the Torah and its mitzvos. All of these are broad vessels to receive all forms of material and spiritual good.

I hope to hear good tidings regarding your work in the above. You will certainly increase the strength [of your efforts] and go from strength to strength,2 both in your own establishment of times for study for yourself and your communal lessons. Thank you [in advance] for informing [me] of this.

With this, I bless you with abundant success in [earning] an ample livelihood and in your spiritual efforts; awaiting good tidings,

Menachem Schneerson

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