This letter was addressed to R. Menachem Mendel Einbund.

21 Sivan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I was happy to hear greetings from you from the chassidic mentor Rabbi Shlomo Zalman Hecht, and also to receive your gift to charity to be given at my discretion.

I have divided it as follows: three parcels for Collel Chabad in Jerusalem, three parcels for the yeshivah, Toras Emes, in Jerusalem, and three parcels for the yeshivah for immigrants from Russia in Lod. I deposited the remainder in the account of our central office for the work that is being carried out in North Africa about which you have certainly heard from Rabbi Hecht and which I would like to tell you about in brief.

Two weeks before the passing of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע, he told me that we must begin work on kosher Jewish education in North Africa. A large Jewish community is found there — may they multiply. They are devout Jews who desire that their children be educated in the path of devout observance. It is only because of their great poverty that a large portion of them do not have the possibility of carrying out this [desire].

In accordance with the wish of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע, a short while after his passing, a special emissary was sent to North Africa to familiarize himself with the situation on site.

Today, it is almost a year that several yeshivos, yeshivos for younger children, Talmud Torahsand chadarim forboys and for girls have been established there. With thanks to G‑d, everything is proceeding with great success. The children are happy, and they are studying, and, indeed, finding success in their studies. The only obstruction to expanding these educational activities as need be is a lack of financial resources. The aggravation this causes is much greater because the cost of living there is so low. A dollar a month is sufficient to provide an additional child with a kosher Jewish education. Every dollar that is given to our central office provides the opportunity for another Jewish child to be strengthened and connected to the Torah and its mitzvos, enabling him to remain a genuine Jew throughout his life.

I would be interested in knowing whether you have fixed times to study Torah and which texts you study. Certainly, you observe the practice instituted by my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע, to recite the daily portion of Tehillim after the Morning Prayers, without binding oneself by vow.

I conclude with a blessing for long life and good years, that you have the opportunity to ascend in the study of the Torah and the observance of mitzvos, and in the mitzvah of tzedakah in particular. May we hear good news about you.

With blessing,