This letter was sent to R. Saadia Liberov.

B”H, 18 Menachem Av, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your letter of 7 Menachem Av, I was happy to hear that the task of nifneh1is proceeding in a desirable manner as before. Certainly, based on the statements of [Tanya,] Iggeres HaKodesh, Epistle 14, that every day, a new and higher light that had never shined before is drawn down, [our efforts must also continually advance]. (It is understood that this does not apply only on Rosh HaShanah, but every day.)2[This also applies to] nifneh, which represents the connection to “the Tree of Life,” with one’s entire naran chay (נר"ן ח"י),3 body, and animal soul, as can be understood from what is stated in Tanya and in Iggeres HaKodesh regarding the positive quality of tzedakah which is referred to4 as “the mitzvah” without any further description. Certainly you will apply yourself to this in a manner that will not only be as good as before, but will proceed and improve, adding higher qualities.

I received the list [of contributors] for nifneh from Tammuz. The receipts that you requested were certainly sent to you.

The lists [of contributors] to Merkos [L’Inyonei Chinuch] and Machne Israel5 have not yet been received. Similarly, the authorization from R. Benyamin Gorodetzky on the practical matter6 is still lacking.

Signing with regards to our entire fellowship, with blessings for success in the holy work of connecting the members of our chassidic brotherhood to their Nasi, my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, both materially and spiritually, awaiting good news,

Menachem Schneerson