The name of the person to whom this letter was sent was not released.

10 Iyar, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I duly received your previous letter, and your letter from 4 Iyar was now received. It is unfortunate that, as it appears from your letter, your spirits have fallen. Certainly, this is part of the craft of the yetzer [hara]. For the entire Jewish people have already become accustomed to ascents and descents throughout the course of their history. In particular, this applies to those who are G‑d-fearing and more particularly, to the chassidic community who from time to time faced obstacles and the veiling and concealment of G‑dliness. Nevertheless, our side1 has ultimately prevailed.2 As the Alter Rebbe related,3 through his self-sacrifice, he was able to bring about [assurance from Above] that [in any struggle,] chassidim will prevail.

Continue adding strength in your efforts to be a fit vessel and an appropriate medium to fulfill the mission of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע,4 — to disseminate the light of the Torah, and the luminary of the Torah,5 i.e., the teachings of Chassidus, in your present locale and country. When this is accomplished, everything will be successful, indeed, wondrously successful. As I wrote previously, this is also the medium that will lead you and your wife to a life of good fortune in both material and spiritual matters, including a generation of worthy and blessed children.

Awaiting good news; with blessings and with greetings to all those connected with you,

M. Schneerson

Enclosed is a sichah forLag BaOmer6 and a communal letter relevant to it.7