This letter was addressed to R. Moshe Gurarie, one of the leading members of the Lubavitch community in Tel Aviv.

B”H, the first day of Rosh Chodesh Kislev, 5709

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your letter of 21 Elul which reached me after a delay and after offering good wishes to all.... Enclosed is [a copy of] Kuntreis Heichaltzu which was just published. It is [being sent to you] to share with people at large. [Also enclosed are] two small pamphlets that were printed during the war for the sake of the soldiers. Let me know whether, in your opinion, they are appropriate for the purpose [you mentioned].1 If yes, how many should be sent to you?

Thanks for the greetings given to my brother.2 Since I am concerned with his welfare and that of his family, I would very strongly request that you see him and give him greetings from me.... I am confident that you will fulfill my request as you did the last time. In advance, I offer my thanks.

Regarding the question concerning the matter of R. Chayim A. Naeh: He should be given 50 shekels from Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch. No doubt, he has fulfilled his promise.

[Also,] would [you] see that R. Moshe Axelrod sends my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe Shlita — directly or via myself — the notes of R. Shmuel Gronem Esterman to the Tanya. Perhaps it is also possible to obtain the notes of R. Zalman Havlin, which, as [his son] R. Chanoch Hendel wrote me, are in the possession of his brother in Tel Aviv. [And if you could, please send the notes] that are in the possession of Rav Zislin.

Under separate cover, we sent you the text Sefer HaKitzurim VeHaaros LeTanya. Alist of our publications is printedafter its conclusion.

I will conclude for now [with the following point]: The Chicago Committee for Yeshivos wrote to Rabbanim in the Holy Land in connection with the allocation of their support for the yeshivos. It is incumbent upon you to meet with R. Shlomo Y. Zevin and plan a strategy. It is almost certain this committee will visit the Holy Land and it is possible that R. Shlomo Palmer3 will be among them.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter and notify me of good news in the near future.

With greetings to the members of your household and to the entire brotherhood,

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson