The text of this letter was sent to various individuals, personally addressed to each one.

B”H, Echad Nissan, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

Enclosed is the kuntres for the Pesach holiday which includes the maamarim of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, a sichah of his, and a letter of his. As explained in my introduction, you will surely share it with those in your sphere of influence, to illuminate them with the light of the Torah and more particularly, with the luminary contained within.1

The author of a teaching dwells in two worlds (Yevamos 96b) in both a physical and a spiritual sense. Since the attributes of the Holy One, blessed be He, are meted out measure for measure (Sanhedrin 90a), the reward of all those who endeavor to study the teachings of a sage will be in this world and in the next, in both material and spiritual matters. The immensity of the reward can be understood from the great pleasure generated for the sage, which can, in turn, be appreciated from the great yearning there is for a teaching to be recited in one’s name, as related (Yevamos, loc. cit.) regarding the request of David, the King of Israel.

Signing with wishes for a kosher Pesach and all forms of everlasting good,

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson

The kuntres from Beis Nissan has certainly reached you. “One who gives a present to a friend should notify him.”2 [Therefore I am notifying you that] when I was at the gravesite on 13 Nissan, I recalled your name [with a request] for a kosher and happy Pesach holiday.

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a) My statements in my previous letter3 that, in my humble opinion, the reason for the Rebbe [Rashab’s] directive that the water of the lower pool should also cover the floor of the upper pool before ordinary tap water will flow into it is straightforward [can be explained as follows]: Then the ordinary water will be flowing into an acceptable mikveh. Otherwise, if the ordinary water enters first, it will only be made valid [for use as a mikveh] through the convention of hashakah.4This is easy to comprehend.

b) My question as to why the Rebbe [Rashab] did not seek to follow the stringency of [filling the mikveh with] the measure [of water] required by Darchei Teshuvah was not merely to add stringencies as you write in your letter, but rather in accordance with the principle that when constructing a mikveh, one endeavors to fulfill [the stringencies required by] many different views.