This letter was sent to several persons, individually addressed to each one.

B”H, 25Tammuz, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

Your letter and your pan were duly received. As you requested, I read it at the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, and in his room where one enters for yechidus and for giving a pan.

A tzaddik grants blessing and G‑d fulfills the blessings of a tzaddik — who, [after his passing,] is found in this world [even] more than during his lifetime1 — in a full manner.

It is my hope2 that you do not need to be informed— and that would be a ray of light3 — about the concept of hiskashrus, bonding ourselves, to the Nasi, my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ. This bonding comes through studying his teachings and following the directives that he gave.

Surely you have a fixed time devoted to study of the teachings of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, [as printed in] his maamarim, talks, and letters. How good would it be if this study were of a group nature so that one person could strengthen and motivate a colleague!4

It is understood that the above does not free one from the obligations for study incumbent on every person, including the fixed study sessions in which all are equally obligated on a daily basis: Chumash, together with Rashi’s commentary; Tehillim, as divided up on a monthly basis; and Tanya, as divided on a yearly basis by my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ.5

With wishes for all types of good,

M. Schneerson

(The response to your telegram certainly reached you.)

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Without committing myself to a vow, I will mention your names and that of your aunt — in the room and at the gravesite [of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ] — [for blessing] in all that is necessary, as requested in your letter.

Certainly, you recite — without committing yourself to a vow — the Rebbe’s kapitle in Tehillim (which is now kapitle 71)6 every day and [will continue] doing so at least until Yud Shvat, 5711. See the sichah in the kuntres of Yud-Beis Tammuz, 5700, sec. 11.7

With wishes for all forms of good and with the blessing of mazel tov for bringing your son into the covenant of Avraham our ancestor. May you raise him — together with your other children — to Torah, marriage, and good deeds.