This letter was addressed to R. Yaakov Yosef Raskin, one of the members of the chassidic brotherhood in Eretz Yisrael.

21 Menachem Av, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

I asked your son, R. David, to write down his memories of my revered father, o.b.m.1 In the course of his conversation, he told me that, in his estimation, you know much more. Therefore I am now asking you, in your free time, to write about the above in the greatest detail possible — for elaboration on these matters is praiseworthy — and then send it to me. I extend my thanks in advance.

Similarly, it has become known to me that you have been able to bring from your previous country the shofar of my revered father and that R. Dovber Chaskind will, with good fortune, be traveling here at the beginning of Elul.2 I would be very thankful if you would give him that shofar. It is understood that it is my responsibility to cover any expenses involved in the above according to your instructions, in addition to my great thanks for all the above.

On this occasion, I would like to express my feelings of satisfaction and pleasure from the conduct of your son, R. David. May it be G‑d’s will that the blessings which my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, conveyed and conveys even now be fulfilled in their fullness regarding him and your other children.

With blessing and thanks in advance for all of the above,

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson