This letter was addressed to Rabbi Yisrael Jacobson, one of the leading members of the Lubavitch community in Brooklyn and dean of the Beis Rivkah schools.

B”H, 9 Iyar, 5707, Paris1

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your letter: Thank you for the few lines concerning [the celebration of] Shevi’i and Acharon Shel Pesach in the home of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe Shlita, although you wrote briefly concerning a matter which even lengthy elaboration would bring benefit.

With regard to printing a blessing in the booklet that you are publishing for 21 Iyar:2 If, as it appears from the presumption in your letter, that it will be published for the 21st of this month, there is not sufficient time to send it from here. For I would still have to receive from you information regarding the nature of this booklet, since you did not mention anything about it, not even a hint.

With regard to conveying financial support to your relatives:3 The emissaries have still not returned from [the places which they visited]. I am personally familiar with the one who took upon himself to give forty [dollars] and you can rest assured that an agent will carry out the mission with which he is charged.4 With regard to the one [charged with giving] seventy, I am somewhat in doubt. I will have definite knowledge when he returns [which will be] it appears next week. With regard to [your relatives] coming to Paris, the matter is dependent on money alone (approximately $35 for each person), according to my information. At present, there is no communal fund for this matter and you must decide whether to personally accept [the responsibility].

Wishing you all good forever,

M. Schneerson