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

(20 Tammuz, 5711)

In response to your notification that you became bar mitzvah and your request for a blessing: I am conveying to you my blessing, borrowing the words of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע, “that you become G‑d-fearing, a chassid, and a scholar” and that you provide others with abundant chassidishe nachas.

My revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, related that the bar mitzvah maamarim associated with the Rebbeim1 would begin Naaseh Adam, “Let us make man.”2 (At times, when the maamar was given to be copied, the opening verse was omitted.)

The implication is that a youth who becomes bar mitzvah must know that he is granted the title adam,which is the loftiest of the four terms used to describe man: adam, ish, gever, and enosh (see Kuntreis Toras HaChassidus, sec. 7;3 the maamar entitled Vayavo Amalek, 5709, Kuntreis 62, sec. 2). One must apply himself to this immediately rather than leaving it to be accomplished at a later date. Then one is helped in this from Above and he “becomes a man” (see Sefer HaToldos [Admur Maharash], p. 64).4

Certainly, you reviewed a maamar on your bar mitzvah and will observe the study sessions that are of universal relevance in Chumash, Tehillim, and Tanya.

With blessings for success in Torah study together with the fear of Heaven,