This letter was sent to R. Shlomo Yosef Zevin, one of the leading sages of the generation.

B”H, the day before Rosh Chodesh Kislev, 5711

Greetings and blessings,

Yesterday a telegram was sent by the revered Rebbe, R. Menachem Schneerson, Shlita, to you and R. Moshe Gurary. It reads:

In response to the questions of many, please publicize my opinion, suggestion, and request [that the chassidim] participate en masse in the municipal elections [in Eretz Yisrael] and vote for the most observant list of candidates in a manner that will ensure the largest number of observant Jews in the municipal government. With thanks and with blessing,

(the Rebbe’s signature)

You will certainly acknowledge receipt of the telegram and [relay information regarding] the outcome. With thanks from the outset,

the Secretariat