This letter was addressed to R. Michael Lipsker, a member of the chassidic community in France, who was charged with beginning Lubavitch activities in Morocco.

B”H, 17 Adar, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

I acknowledge receipt of your letter of Monday, [Parshas] Tetzaveh, and your agreement to begin working in the field of education in North Africa,1 as was the desire of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ.

In accordance with the above, please speak immediately with R. Benyamin Gorodetzky2 — I am also writing him about this matter — and at the earliest possible opportunity, let the actual work start. For according to the information coming from North Africa, it is a shame that any day passes without the work required to be performed on that day being carried out.

Look in the enclosed kuntres for Purim where my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, writes:3

The king who is the chosen of the nation and the greatest of them... squanders all his cherished treasure-stores... those... that were collected generation after generation.... Moreover, the king casts away [concern for] his own life... and deals recklessly with his life.... The treasure-stores are opened... and all this is intended for the [ordinary] soldiers through whom the victory will actually come.

[With these words,] he gave all of us an allusion to what [later] transpired,4 and this serves as a general directive, [clarifying] the path for all of us to follow and giving a simple promise that “the cherished treasure-stores of precious riches that were gathered and collected for many years from generation to generation” have been opened for each one of us. For we are “the [ordinary] soldiers through whom the victory will actually come.”

All of the above does not require any explanation, for it is obvious. And when it is grasped, when it is appreciated with the power of sight, as explained in the sichah [published in the enclosed kuntres],5 one will be able to proceed confidently in his holy work. [Then those efforts] will be [graced] with success and be true to the desire and will of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ.

With the expectation of good news,

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson