This letter was addressed to R. Yosef Katz of Chicago.

15 Sivan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I received your pan1 from the chassidic mentor, R. Shlomo Zalman Hecht. When I visit the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע,2 I will mention you and he will certainly arouse mercy on your behalf for everything that you need.

G‑d commanded the kohanim to bless the Jewish people “with love.”3 Implied is that ahavas Yisrael, love for one’s fellow Jew, should characterize their entire conduct. [As a result,] they are assured from G‑d that “I will bless them.”4 [G‑d] will grant them their influence with love, i.e., with overtly apparent good.

Certainly, you observe the study sessions [of Chitas]: studying the [appropriate] portion of the weekly Torah reading every day, reciting the kapitlach5 of Tehillim as the book is divided into monthly recitations, and studying Tanya according to the annual cycle, as divided by my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe.

With blessings for proper health and that there be good tidings concerning that,