This letter was sent to the directorate of the Poalei Agudas Yisrael party in Eretz Yisrael.

13 Sivan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I had hoped that the elections in our Holy Land would not be held at this time or at least would be postponed for a certain time, because, for several reasons, now is not an appropriate time for them. At the very least, I had hoped that there would be unity among observant Jewry so that a united front would be presented for the elections.

I was shocked when I received information about the dissolution of the United Religious Front.

It is certainly superfluous to elaborate to you on matters such as those mentioned above. All the parties should be willing to sacrifice the benefits that might accrue to their partiesfor the good of the community as a whole. For matters that affect the observant community as a whole deserve priority over material benefit. This applies even when that benefit is assured, and, needless to say, when that benefit is imagined and is a matter of question. In particular, this is true when it is possible that, [in reality,] it is probable that losses will result.

For these reasons and relying on your letter to me of 12 Adar II,1 I think that further elaboration on this subject is superfluous. Certainly, you will try with all your potential that the United Religious Front be maintained, [for] this is a matter that, in truth, is not only a necessity for the benefit of [the observant community] as a whole, but is also beneficial for each of the parties.

Thanking you in advance for informing me with good tidings about this matter.

With greetings and with blessing,