This letter was sent to R. Yosef Burg, a leader of the Mizrachiparty, one of the religious parties in Eretz Yisrael, who was an active figure in the political arena in Eretz Yisrael.

9 Sivan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

Relying on our meeting in Paris in 5707 [1947],1 the impression that remained with me from that meeting, and the fact that, according to Torah Law,2 it is presumed that a Jew will maintain his upright status, I am writing the [following] lines:

It is unfortunate that we did not have the time to meet while you were here. Hence, I will content myself with writing and doing so in brief since it is unnecessary to elaborate on the responsibility of the moment with regard to the elections in our Holy Land, may it soon be rebuilt.

I had hoped that these elections would not be held at all, because the [current climate in the Holy Land]is not appropriate for them — or at least, [they would not be held] until there was first perfect unity within the observant community in our Holy Land so that they could form a united front for the elections.

It is unnecessary to elaborate to a person such as yourself that with regard to a question that involves the benefit of the collective as a whole, it is incumbent on each of the parties to forego the benefits for their party that run contrary to the good of the collective as a whole. And it is superfluous to elaborate to an observant person that the matters that affect observant Jewry as a whole deserve precedence over any material benefit, even if that benefit is assured, and how much more so if that benefit is imagined and a matter of doubt, and especially if instead of the imagined benefit, it is likely that, in fact, there will be a loss.

My intent is that the United Front for religious Jewry in our Holy Land is necessary, not only for the benefit of the collective as a whole, but for every one of the parties. I am turning to you as an observant Jew and asking you to try, exerting all your energies and influence, to create a United Religious Front even if the matter requires sacrifice from your party. I am certain that you will place [the interests of] observant Jewry as a whole as the highest priority and exert influence in this direction wherever your influence reaches.

With thanks [in advance] for notifying me of good news in the above; with greetings and with blessings,