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

1 Sivan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I received your letter of the 38th day of the Omer. Yesterday, when I was at the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע, I recalled you for [a blessing for] recovery. I hope that you will share good news about this matter.

You write at the conclusion of your letter — “I request that you energize me with complete teshuvah, at least the lower level of teshuvah.” Concerning such a matter, I have already answered one of the members of the chassidic brotherhood that the present era is the time of ikvesa deMeshicha, “the heels of Mashiach,”1 indeed, the heels of the heels. As my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, said and repeated several times, all that remains to be refined are “small jugs.” And [the tradition] has been received that the medium to bring about the coming of Mashiach is the spreading of the wellsprings of Chassidus outward.2

You should also be involved in spreading the wellsprings of Chassidus. Even in Jerusalem, you will surely be able to find people who can be considered “on the outer reaches” whom you can warm and illuminate with chassidic warmth and light. When one invests himself in light, the darkness is lifted as a matter of course. If it is necessary to negate and uproot the letters of thought, speech, and deed that are not appropriate — if they did exist — it is possible to achieve this also with the right vector,3 i.e., with tears of happiness, as explained in the interpretation of the verse:4 “Shed tears like a river” (see Derech Chayim, ch. 11). [One can purge] the expressions of one’s intellect and emotions that are not so appropriate through the three loves: the love of G‑d, the love of the Torah, and the love of one’s fellow Jew; and through occupying oneself in Torah study, and in particular, in the luminary of the Torah,5 the teachings of Chassidus. Through this, one will be able to transform darkness into light.

It is difficult for me to become involved from here in [the matters of] the Collel with regard to the lira for your grandson each month. Instead, I am enclosing a certificate for a package. I conclude with a blessing for a speedy recovery and that you be able to share good news regarding your health, your personal matters, and what transpires with regard to the chassidic brotherhood in general.

With blessings for receiving the Torah with joy and inner feeling,