This letter was addressed to R. Shlomo Chayim Kesselman, one of the spiritual mentors of the Lubavitch community in Paris.

B”H, 3 Iyar, 5709

Greetings and blessings,

Surprisingly, we have not received from you, as of yet, any acknowledgment of your receipt of the letters and the kun­treisim....

Enclosed is a copy of the list [sent by] the Committee for the Sefer Torah1 with the list of the corresponding letters [pur­chased in the Sefer Torah]. You will no doubt inform us in detail concerning the new parameters for nifneh2 after some of those involved with it will have emigrated to Eretz Yisrael.3

To conclude with matters relevant to the present day: [During the farbrengen delivered after] Kiddush [this Shabbos], which was Rosh Chodesh [Iyar, it was] explained that the month of Iyar possessesan advantage over all the months of the year in that each and every one of its days causes a mitzvah (i.e., the mitzvah of Counting the Omer) [to be performed on it].

Concluding with wishes for everlasting good in all matters and with greetings to all those who seek our welfare,

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson