This letter was addressed to R. David Bravman, a chas­sid who was charged with overseeing the publication of texts of Chassidus in Germany after WWII.

B”H, 13 Iyar, 5709

Greetings and blessings,

Your letter of 29 Nissan was received. Enclosed is the [lat­est issue of] Likkutei Dibburim for the coming Lag BaOmer[holiday]. Surely you will share it with people at large in the appropriate manner, as explained in sec. 2 of that sichah and in several sources.

This concept1 can be associated with Lag BaOmer in particular, based on our Sages’ statement (Yevamos 62b) [that the reason Rabbi Akiva’s students died]is that they did not show honor to one another during the days of the Counting of the Omer. This was not the case on Lag BaOmer when they ceased [dying].

With wishes for everlasting good in all matters and with blessings for the “small Pesach,” i.e., at least a small leap2 at the present time. Awaiting your letters,

M. Schneerson

Please answer my letter of 10 Iyar3 immediately.