This letter was addressed to R. Avraham Moshe Babad, the head of the Rabbinic Court of Sunderland, England.

29 Sivan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I duly received your letter of 15 Iyar, the 30th day of matmonim,1 in which you undertake efforts on behalf of R. …, whom the members of your community have chosen to serve as a ritual slaughterer and a chazan. [Youwrite that] if he will come to your community, it will greatly improve [the spiritual standing of] the members of your community.2

I fully understand your positive desire in these efforts. As the Rabbinic head of the community, the responsibility for the entire place rests on you and it is appropriate that you try with all your power to improve and strengthen the state of Yiddishkeit in your community.

Nevertheless, from another perspective, you certainly understand my situation. I cannot take the liberty of acting for the sake of one community at the expense of another. This is particularly true since he has been in … for several years, and especially since he went there with the consent of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע.

Therefore, at the time, I wrote to Rabbi … that if he can find a suitable replacement for the city … then he can investigate moving to another place.

At this opportunity, I am sending you the last kuntreis that was published for the Shavuos holiday. Certainly, you will find it of much interest.

With blessings for success in your holy work,

You are certainly aware that a group of ritual slaughterers and inspectors from the chassidic brotherhood are now going to Ireland for several months.3 Perhaps it would be worthwhile for you to meet with them. Maybe together you will be able to develop a plan as to how to rectify the situation in your community without harming that of another community.