The letter was addressed to R. Yaakov Yisrael Zuber, an active communal Rabbi in Sweden.

{Adar, 5706}

Greetings and blessings,

A response to your letter of 2 Shvat and a package of books has already been sent to you. I am sure you will affirm that you received them at the appropriate time.

I am now approaching you with a personal request. My esteemed mother is presently in Russia. We have a strong desire that she come here (or to Eretz Yisrael where my brother1 lives). What is most important is that she should be able to leave Russia at the earliest possible opportunity. Now, receiving an immigration visa to [America] or to Eretz Yisrael requires an extended period of time. Perhaps there is a possibility for her to receive a visa to enter your country until all the efforts here and in Eretz Yisrael are completed. You certainly are aware of the attitude that prevails there. [Accordingly,] this entire matter must be brought about through an external initiative and not from my mother at all. For an understanding person, enough has been said.

It is obvious that I will take financial responsibility for all the expenses associated with this. To save time, I am including her name, age, [and other particulars].

I would also ask you to send her — on my account — a package of matzos and food for Pesach. At the outset, I send you my thanks for this.

I heard that Mr. Chasdan is surprised that I did not answer his letter. But for the entire time that I have been here, I have not received a letter from him.

[While] waiting for your reply, I conclude with the blessing: “Immediately to teshuvah; immediately to Redemption,”