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5 Tammuz, 5711,

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your letter of 25 Sivan and the enclosed pan.

I will read the pan when I visit the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע. He will certainly arouse abundant mercy for every one of you in everything that you need.

With regard to your question about correcting the matter:1 You should increase your reading of the letters of the Torah and the letters of prayer. As is self-understood, this is in addition to keeping the three established study sessions of Chumash, Tehillim, and Tanya every day which are of universal relevance. In speaking of increasing the letters of the Torah, the intent is that the words be verbalized as well. Also, you should endeavor to take part in the efforts to educate and draw youth closer to the fear of Heaven. Thirdly, you should divert your attention from this matter entirely at the present time. The intent is not only the issue in general, but also the contemplation of the magnitude of the sin and the immediate necessity of its correction. You should divert your attention from all of this entirely and implant your thought in study and in prayer. It is self-understood that all the above should be carried out with joy. (Although [certain] holy texts state otherwise, that path should be set aside for a time several years in the future. Now, you should divert your attention from the matter entirely and strengthen yourself to serve G‑d specifically with joy.)

You are certainly taking care that your body is healthy. Without binding yourself by vow, you should refrain from eating or drinking two hours or an hour and a half before going to sleep. It is self-understood that this refers to eating or drinking in significant quantities. It does not refer to eating or drinking lightly.

You will certainly continue your studies for several more years.

With blessings in studying with the fear of Heaven,

M. Schneerson