This letter was addressed to R. Nachum Zalman Gurevitch of Melbourne, Australia.

4 Tammuz, 5711,

Greetings and blessings,

I received your undated letter and also the enclosed pan1 that I will read at the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע,2 at a time of Divine favor. Certainly, he will arouse abundant mercies so that G‑d will fulfill the desires of your heart for good and you will be able to share good news concerning this [matter]…. I am happy that you purchased more machines for your factory. Undoubtedly, you have heard the adage that my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, repeated in the name of his grandfather, the Rebbe Maharash: “People at large 3 say: ‘If you can’t crawl under, climb over,’ and I say: ‘At the very outset, one should climb over.’” May G‑d assist you. From now on, may the influence come from His holy, full, and open hand. May your sustenance be granted amidst tranquility of the soul and tranquility of the body….

Enclosed is a dollar 4 from the funds of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, for you to put toward the expenses that you undertake for your factory. [Of relevance is] the adage of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, based on our Sages’ statement:5 “‘Everyone who takes a perutah6 from Iyov will be blessed,’ ‘When one takes from Iyov, the amount is not significant. [It is] the very taking from his funds, even one perutah, that brings success.” Since this dollar is from the funds of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, it will certainly bring success in all aspects of earning your livelihood.

I would be interested in knowing who your partner is and what his spiritual standing is. Most likely, it will be possible to influence him to become your partner also in the study of nigleh, the Torah’s revealed teachings, and pnimiyus haTorah, its inner, mystic dimension. Please inform [me] of good tidings in this matter as well.

With blessings for success in your personal matters and in your involvement in communal affairs,