This letter was addressed to R. Leib Neuman, a benefactor of charitable causes.

the Festival of Redemption,
13 Tammuz, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

It is self-understood that I am very interested in the circumstances of every member of the chassidic brotherhood, in particular those who have undergone so much in these last years and have wandered to distant places, looking [to establish] a permanent home. Naturally, I am also interested in how our brothers, the established residents [in these lands,] respond to the need to help the new immigrants.

Therefore, I was happy to hear from the distinguished chassid, R. ..., that you helped him with a favor at his time [of need]. I would like to ask that you help him with a favor in the future according to your fullest capacities. By doing a favor for someone else, one does an even greater favor for oneself, both in material and spiritual matters.

My revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע,1 has emphasized how the three loves: the love of G‑d, the love of the Torah, and the love of one’s fellow Jew are dependent on one another. By expressing one of these loves in actual deed, one facilitates the expression of the others until they are all ultimately united as one. This is a Jew’s mission and purpose.

In connection with the Festival of Redemption of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע, [commemorating] his release from the hands of Soviet [oppression] in 5687 (1927), we have published Kuntreis Yud-Beis/Yud-Gimmel Tammuz which we are happy to send to you.

I hope to hear good news about your work for the benefit of [Jews] as a whole and as individuals.

With both material and spiritual blessings, awaiting good tidings,