This letter was sent to the students of the Lubavitcher Yeshivah who came from South America.

5 Tammuz, 5711.

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your letter:1 I was happy to hear the news that you have corresponded with several different communities in South America and that there appears to be some positive outcomes from your work. You will certainly maintain your connection with those [communities] with whom you have already begun [working], and you will make great efforts to broaden your activities to the greatest degree possible within the structure of your study programs.

You have no doubt endeavored to use every opportunity so that those whom you have influenced in different cities will in turn influence others2 in their surroundings.

The desire to translate the publications of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch into the languages spoken in South America is desirable and proper. It is worthwhile that you involve yourselves in this. In the first stages, you should print [them] using a mimeograph (stencil) after you have found an expert translator. [At this stage,] only handpicked works and the like should be translated.

In particular, you should speak with [the staff of] Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch who are proficient in these matters.

Similarly, it would be worthwhile to speak with Dr. Greenberg to see whether it is possible to print some of these works in the general news media or the school publications.

You should also clarify if there are study sessions in the synagogue and the like, particularly on Shabbos, and whether it would be possible to arrange such sessions if texts — e.g., Chumash, Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, and Ein Yaakov — would be sent from here. (It is self-understood that the intent is only a few copies, not one for each of the listeners.)

Let us know in the future about the developments in your activities. “May the pleasantness of G‑d be upon you”3 and your activities. May you be blessed in all that you need in both material and spiritual matters.

With blessings for success in your studies and in your work to illuminate the darkness of the world with the light of the Torah, its mitzvos, and the fear of Heaven.