This letter was sent to R. Yitzchak Aharon Goldin.

B”H, Yud-Tes Kislev, the holiday of our redemption
and the deliverance of our souls
5711, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

It was with satisfaction that I read your letter informing [me] that in addition to the students studying in the Talmud Torah, there are also 113 students who are taught in their homes and that you have opened a cheder. Certainly you will inform [me] a second time about the development — both quantitative and qualitative — of this work.

As per your request, I read the list of the students and their teachers while I was at the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, today, “the Rosh HaShanah for Chassidus and the ways of Chassidus.1 “The tzaddik who has departed and who is to be found in this world more prominently than during his lifetime” will certainly give his blessing [that they] be inscribed and sealed for success in this.

It is possible to say that for chassidim and those bonded [to the Rebbe], this is the gateway through which all of their Torah [study] and [observance of] the mitzvos ascend upward. And through it, all [Divine] influence is drawn down in material and spiritual matters. [To cite] a parallel, in [Tanya,] Iggeres HaKodesh, Epistle 7, it is stated that in particular, every nefesh, ruach, and neshamah2 has an individual [Divine] light [associated with it and all of its Divine service ascends through that light]. Consult that source.3

On this basis, we can understand the connection between the [two] concepts stated at the conclusion of the letter from my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, from 10 Kislev, 5710, that is printed in the kuntreis published for this Yud-Tes Kislev.4 [The concluding blessings] begin [by granting wishes for] “a good year in the study and dissemination of Chassidus”and directly afterwards state: “And you, and all those attached to you, will all be blessed with everything you need in material and spiritual matters.”5

Concluding with holiday blessings and good wishes to the entire fellowship,

Menachem Schneerson