This letter was sent to R. Shlomo Zalman Hecht, the Rabbi of the Lubavitch community in Chicago.

1 Sivan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I received your letter from Friday concerning the soldier, Mr. …, who has returned to Chicago and is now in the hospital because his left arm was wounded.

As I recall, before he went to [the war area], I instructed him to be careful about putting on tefillin.1 It is necessary to clarify whether he actually fulfilled this [directive], for it is a matter dependent on his left arm. If, Heaven forbid, he did not keep this [directive], in the nearest possible future, he should make a firm resolve that when he returns to his health, he will be extremely precise in the observance of the mitzvah of tefillin and of the holy Shabbos. I hope to hear good tidings regarding this.

With blessings for receiving the Torah with joy and inner feeling and for good health for you and all the members of your household.