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26 Nissan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I duly received your letter and also greetings from the chassidic communal leader, R. Yosef Wineberg. On one hand, I was happy to receive greetings from you. On the other hand, I was pained to hear that you have difficulty adjusting to your new circumstances and that you are taking your situation (may it, with G‑d’s help, be only temporary) very harshly.

Certainly, you are also mindful of the situation in the land from which you were saved and, from time to time, think about the great kindnesses that G‑d wrought with all Jews and with us1 as well — that we have been saved from all the terrible horrors that Jews underwent in these last years.

With regard to your present situation: Undoubtedly, over the course of time, you will adjust in such a way that not only will you have what you need in material matters, but you will also feel uplifted in your spiritual situation. Not only will you be satisfied with yourself, but you will be able to influence your surroundings. It will be evident that a Jew, a chassid, has come into your community, [that he] had a connection with my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע,2 that he drew from the Rebbe enough power not merely to carry his own burden, but that he is able to influence his surroundings with the spirit of Chassidus. This means spreading the three loves: the love of G‑d, the love for the Torah, and the love of one’s fellow Jew. To put it simply: [to] make your own life and the lives of the people around you easier with the light and the warmth of the Torah and its mitzvos in general and the path of Chassidus in particular.

As a consequence, you should not be despondent that, for now, things are proceeding slowly. I am certain that, bit by bit, your situation will progressively improve and that you will be able to share good tidings that your trust in G‑d has become stronger, your mood [has lifted], and your material situation has improved and will improve even more.

I wish you all the best and give my blessing that speedily you will be able to share good news concerning all the above-mentioned matters. It is self-understood that when I visit the Ohel,3 I will recall you with regard to everything that you need. My revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע, will certainly arouse mercy that you have what you need in both material and spiritual matters.

Awaiting good news,

[N.B.] You are certainly more or less aware of the status of Yiddishkeit in your city, and are seeking to have an influence on those with whom you become acquainted and make them aware of the warmth of the Torah and its mitzvos.