This letter was sent to R. Reuven Tzvi Yehudah Feigelstock and R. Chayim Shlomo Greenhaut, two members of the chassidic community in Montreal.

21 Tammuz, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I duly received your letter of 17 Iyar together with the monies that were collected for the maos chittim1 fund among your friends and the members of the chassidic brotherhood. Surely, you have received receipts from our office for every one of the donors.

The fund for maos chittim was one of the communal activities conducted by my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, and, like all his activities that were carried out for the benefit of our people at large and for individuals, it is being continued presently as well. To persons such as yourselves, it is superfluous to elaborate on the great importance of this mitzvah and the actual fulfillment of the invitation: “Let all who are hungry come and eat; let all who are needy come and celebrate Pesach.” By carrying out this proclamation in a material sense — and in a spiritual sense — we hasten the fulfillment of the request: “Next year in Jerusalem…. Next year… free men.”

Please convey my thanks and my blessings to all those who acted and who encouraged others to act in the fulfillment of this mitzvah. It is my hope that they will increase the strength and power with which they participate in holy activities, [following the directive]:2 “Ascend higher in holy matters.”

With blessings to every one of the participants in what they need.