This letter was addressed to R. Chanoch Hendel Havlin, one of the members of the Lubavitch community in Jerusalem.

B”H, 23 Cheshvan, 5709

Greetings and blessings,

Your letters from 7 Tishrei and 7 MarCheshvan arrived. In response to them:

a) Enclosed is the maamar from 13 Tishrei which is being sent to be made available to people at large, and a letter of general concern from Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch. Kuntreis Heichaltzu, 5659, is being sent to you under separate cover.

b) No doubt all of our institutions fulfilled the directive that my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe Shlita, sent by telegram: to apply to the Chicago Committee for Yeshivos with a request for assistance. The Committee wrote to Rabbanim in the Holy Land in connection with the support it will give this year. You will no doubt consult with R. Shlomo Y. Zevin immediately regarding what to do about this and why Yeshivas Tzemach Tzedek was left out.

c) We do not follow the custom of leading the Grace After Meals during the third Shabbos meal or leading the services on Saturday night on the Shabbos before commemorating a Yahrzeit.1

d) When they are printed, you will no doubt send here [clippings from] the newspaper that includes a review regarding Sefer HaKitzurim VeHaaros LeTanya, Kuntreis Heichaltzu, and the like.2

e) I am surprised that you do not mention anything about your father’s notes on the Tanya. I repeat my request that you have them sent here3 with the intent that they be returned if you so desire.

f) We wrote to Rabbi Benjaminson. We no longer have a complete set of the Shmuessen,for some of the issues are entirely sold out.

With good wishes to all those who seek our welfare,

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson