This letter was sent to R. David Aryeh Bart.

22 Iyar, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

Enclosed is a receipt for your contribution which I allocated to our educational work in [North] Africa. Your support is very timely because our activities there have expanded greatly and must expand even further.

For many years, the educational situation in the countries of North Africa was very neglected because of the great poverty that prevailed there. For that same reason, communal activists and leaders were lacking in that area.

With G‑d’s help, however, in the last year, the situation has changed for the better through [the work of] the institutions that we established: yeshivos, yeshivos katanos, primary schools for boys and primary schools for girls, evening classes for workers, and a seminary for teachers to prepare educators and instructors from the local youth.

Our program in North Africa plans to establish primary schools and yeshivos in all towns and villages. This work also involves providing material help, food, clothing, and the like, and requires large sums of money. It is, however, a great and rare merit to participate in this holy work that began on the initiative of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע.I hope that those who hold the Torah dear, in general, and the members of the chassidic brotherhood in particular will exert themselves [both] to give and to generate large amounts of support from others. This will generate large and broad channels for blessing and success in material and spiritual matters.

I am also sending a [printed] message for your son, Zalman Yaakov.1 I wish that he come home healthy,

With blessing,