The name of the recipient of this letter was not released.

16 Iyar, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I was sorry to hear — incidentally — that you are not in the best of health and are presently hospitalized. I am hoping to hear good news regarding the improvement of your health.

According to my humble opinion, since you merited to have been educated in Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch and to spend time in the shining presence of the Rebbe Rashab and my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, for very many years, you should accept upon yourself the commitment that directly after the improvement in your health, you will teach Chassidus in public on Shabbos and on at least one other day during the week. You should not take into consideration whether the number of attendees is large or small or the extent of their comprehension [of the subject matter].

This is especially true since we have heard from the Rebbeim that the souls of the listeners hear the teachings of Chassidus.1 Moreover, the study of Chassidus purifies the air.2 When the air is purified even in a small place, it has an effect on the air in the entire world. An increase and a strengthening of your connection to “the Tree of Life”3 will surely serve as a channel for an increase in your vitality and health in a simple, physical sense.

With blessings for a speedy recovery, awaiting good tidings,

Under separate cover, the kuntreis for Lag BaOmer that was just printed and a relevant communal letter has been sent to you.