This letter was sent to R. Benyamin Mintz, a leader of Poalei Agudas Yisrael, one of the religious parties in Eretz Yisrael.>

22 Tammuz, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

Your telegram from the 18th of July reached me.

I have already turned to the leaders of the chassidic brotherhood in our Holy Land,1 [asking that] they publicize my opinion in response to questions asked by many: that every one, man and woman, is obligated to participate in the elections, to vote for the most G‑d-fearing party, and to influence others to do so as well. Certainly, they have already publicized this in an appropriate manner.

The fact that the United Religious Front was not maintained in this time of great responsibility is [a source of] great pain and ample embarrassment. May it be G‑d’s will that, at least now, the heads of the parties will themselves realize sufficient [inner] strength to place the interests of observant Jewry as a whole above the imagined gains for their parties and establish a united front after the elections at the very least. [For the achievement of this greater good] will bring about an advantage for their party as a party.

With blessings and with respect,