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

27 Sivan, 5711,

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your letter of Monday, Parshas Shelach, in which you share information regarding the health of your wife: When I visit the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע, I will mention her, and he will certainly arouse abundant mercies for her.

You surely received instructions from the doctor and are carrying them out. I would be interested in knowing whether in addition to the prescription you mention — “bitter salt” (magnesium sulfate) and magnesium — you know about radiation treatment or an operation. For even though G‑d is “the Healer of all flesh Who works wonders,”1 it is nevertheless the common practice that [the healing] have some connection to the natural order, however slight it may be. I once heard from my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe,2 that a sick person once came to the Alter Rebbe, and the Alter Rebbe healed [him] with a piece of shemurah matzah in half a glass of water. Thus it was necessary that there be at least some foothold in the natural order. May G‑d hear your prayer and request so that you will be able to share good tidings.

You certainly duly received my previous letter. I would be interested in knowing how your daughter and her husband, R. …, established themselves. Did he remain [studying] in the tents of the Torah?

With blessings that there be good tidings,