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

13 Sivan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I was happy to have been informed by my friend, the respected Rabbi, R. Chayim Mordechai Aizik Chodakov, that your affairs worked out in a very positive manner. May G‑d grant that in the future as well, both your material and your spiritual matters will work out in a manner that is fitting for the body of a Jewish person and the soul of a Jewish person. As is understood, it is impossible for there to be peace between the two of them unless the body listens to the voice of the soul — or more particularly, that the animal soul listens to the voice of the G‑dly soul.

The way this is possible is reflected by our Sages’ statement:1 “Everyone who occupies himself in Torah study for the sake of the Torah brings about peace in the Heavenly company and in the earthly company.” [Bringing about peace] in the earthly company refers to [peace between] the G‑dly soul and the body and the animal soul (see the maamar entitled Heichaltzu, Likkutei Torah, Parshas Mattos). Certainly, you maintain the study sessions that we spoke about.

Enclosed is a receipt for the sum that you sent [to be distributed to charity] according to my discretion. I deposited it in Lishkas Chasha’im,2 the charitable fund that helps people in need discretely, without making the matter known. As is well known, giving charity in a manner in which the identity of the giver is not known is one of the highest levels of charity.3

With blessings for success in material and spiritual matters,