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

(23 Tammuz, 5711)

…It is certainly superfluous to motivate you to [arrange] a special program for the vacation days, for it is necessary to prepare such a program ample time before the vacation. As the adage of our Rebbeim states,1 “According to the stance one adapts, this is the way things proceed.” The same also applies to conduct during the vacation days.

For several reasons, it is proper that vacation be expressed merely as a minimal reduction of [the children’s burden of] study, but no more, as has been Jewish custom from the earliest times. If such conduct is appropriate in all cities and communities, how much more so is it fitting for a community of the chassidic brotherhood.