This letter was sent to R. Yaakov Katz of Chicago, one of the initial supporters of Lubavitch activities in America.

19 Tammuz, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I was happy to receive your letter from the day preceding Yud-Beis Tammuz, the Festival of Redemption, which was received on the Festival of Redemption. Your [donation as] participation [in our activities] and that of your brother, Aharon HaKohen, and that of Mr. Benyamin Zachs came at a propitious time. You aroused special merit [by anchoring it] in actual deed on the Festival of Redemption, connecting it to the holy work of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע.

On the shining day of the Festival of Redemption, my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, raises up songs of praise and prayer for all those who bonded with him in particular, and for those who act on behalf of the Torah and “the luminary of the Torah1 with self-sacrifice, that G‑d will make it easier for them to participate and will make it possible for them to increase their participation amidst good health and prosperity in material and spiritual matters.

Enclosed are the letters for your brother, Mr. Aharon Katz, and Mr. Benyamin Zachs. Thanking you in advance for taking the trouble [to have them delivered].

With blessings for success in your affairs and that you soon share good news in this regard.