This letter was addressed to R. David Bravman, who had been responsible for printing chassidic works for Kehot in Europe and who would become one of the leading chassidim in Eretz Yisrael.

22 Sivan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

Today, I received your letter from 15 Sivan with the enclosed pan. I will read it when I visit the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע.

I was happy to read in your letter that you were able to establish yourself in the home of your father-in-law, the chassidic mentor.1 May it be G‑d’s will that He lead you on a fitting path and enable you to establish yourself appropriately in both material and spiritual matters; that you find a livelihood that will enable you to establish fixed times for ample study of both nigleh, [the revealed dimensions of Torah Law], and the teachings of Chassidus. May the great merit that you were given — the mission of illuminating the entire world through printing the works of our nesiim, the nesiim of Chabad —stand you and all the members of your household [in good stead] for life and peace in both material and spiritual matters, a life of all types of good, light [stemming] from “the candle of mitzvah and the light of Torah,”2 and the luminary of the Torah.3 I hope that you will be able to share good tidings with me regarding this, and similarly regarding the proper health of all the members of your household.

With blessings for appropriately establishing yourself both materially and spiritually in the very near future,

M. Schneerson

You surely remember what I wrote to you while you were still in Germany: that you should prepare an account,clarifying what you are owed for the publication [of the chassidic works there]. According to the reports related to me, you invested both money and effort [in that endeavor]. I doubt whether you took payment for your efforts. You will surely arrange all the accounts in a proper way. Tell me the situation as it is without concealing the expenses that were actually made. Also, surely, as [collateral] for the debt, you took with you some of the texts that you published. This will have an added benefit, because as a result, these texts will be in the Holy Land.