This letter was addressed to R. Nissan Nemenov, the spiritual mentor of the Lubavitch yeshivah in Brunoy, France.

B”H, 5 Adar, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your personal question: In my humble opinion, you should bring happiness to the groom and bride1 through Chabad melodies and the like. “Whoever brings happiness [to a groom...] merits....”2 May we merit “the voice of a groom and the voice of a bride” and “the rejoicing of the groom together with the bride.”3

It is a well-known [practice of] the Rebbeim4 — in particular, I heard this with regard to the Rebbe Maharash — that when they would deliver a maamar, they would say specific words that were relevant to individual listeners and these words would be heard only by the person to whom they were relevant. The Rebbe [Rashab], however, requested of his father — and his request was granted — that he hear all of these words. I heard this from my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ.

In the maamar released for the day of [the Rebbe’s] passing,5 there are several astonishing6 statements. In my humble opinion, the resolution of your question is found in the beginning of sec. 5.7 Certainly, you will internalize what is stated at the beginning of sec. 5 and communicate it to the groom and bride and the guests. I conclude with blessings of mazel tov, mazel tov for the groom and bride. May their marriage be auspicious and may they build a faithful house in Israel, [raising] blessed offspring, revealing [that their marriage] is an eternal structure.

With blessings of mazel tov,

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson