The name of the recipient of this letter was not released.

14 Tammuz, 5711,

Greetings and blessings,

I was happy to hear from Mr. … about you and your good work on behalf of Yiddishkeit. Mr. … also writes that now you are in need of a recovery.

Last Monday, Yud-Beis Tammuz, when I was at the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע, I mentioned you for a blessing for a recovery. I hope that you will be able to share with me the good news that you are feeling better. I will be thankful for such good tidings.

I want to motivate you [to begin observing] the practice ordained by my revered father-in-law, the Rebbeזצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע, to recite the daily portion of Tehillim as the book is divided up according to the monthly cycle, every day after prayer in the morning. In this manner, over the course of the month, one will recite the entire Tehillim at least once. Similarly, [I would like to suggest] that you study a portion of Chumash with Rashi’s commentary every day. I hope that, without binding yourself by vow, you see to it to recite Tehillim and study Chumash with Rashi’s commentary. These two daily study sessions bring blessing and success into a Jew’s life.

In the Torah reading from the previous week that we read on Shabbos, its first verse is:1 “This is the statute of the Torah.” In Chassidus,2 it is explained that the term chukas, “statute,” has another meaning: engraving. It alludes to the idea that a Jew must study the Torah and observe its mitzvos ina manner of “engraving.” This is in contrast to writing, where the ink is one entity and the surface on which one writes is a second entity, and later the two entities are combined. Instead, the person should study the Torah and observe its mitzvos in a manner of “engraving.” When letters are engraved on a stone, the letters are part of the stone itself. They are not an added, foreign entity. So too, a Jew must fulfill the mitzvos and study the Torah in a manner of “engraving,” [such that] the person, and the Torah and mitzvos that he carries out, are one thing. When a person carries out the Torah in such a manner, the Torah promises us:3 “If you proceed in My statutes — bechukosai, which connotes engraving— I will grant your rains in their season and the land will produce its yield.”

With blessings for a speedy recovery,