This letter was sent to R. Michael Lipsker, one of the Rebbe’s shluchim in Morocco.

14 Menachem Av, 5711,

Greetings and blessings,

I duly received your letter from Wednesday, the week of Parshas Mattos-Masei, but because of my many preoccupations, the answer was delayed until now…. In general, with regard to all the letters that are received that contain a request or the like: I try to fulfill the request according to my capacity. But a [written] response to the letters is held back against my will, due to the immense amount of work and the preparation for publication of the Chassidus of the Nesiim, the Rebbeim, זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע. Thus my request for the future is that you write frequently about all the positive activities that you carry out without being affected by the delay of my response. Moreover, at times, it is necessary here to know the exact number of the institutions we are maintaining in Morocco, and also, the approximate number of the male and female students who study in each one of them. Therefore, when a new institution opens or the number of students increases noticeably, please inform me at the earliest opportunity.

Thank you for your effort in procuring holy texts for my library. Certainly, you will continue these efforts in the future, for according to reports heard, many holy texts — texts of Kabbalah and texts of Nigleh — have been printed in North Africa in the last years. Undoubtedly, it would be possible to receive the overwhelming majority of them as gifts to my library or, at the very least, in exchange for books from Kehot Publications.

The kuntreis for Yud-Beis Tammuz was sent to you at the proper time.

With blessings for success in your holy work and with greetings to all those who join with you,

N.B. For the recent Festival of Redemption, Yud-Beis Tammuz, a letter and a kuntreis were sent to Rav Toledano.1 Undoubtedly, it was duly received.

I would also motivate you to check whether there is a newspaper in your community that is printed daily, weekly, or monthly that would be willing to print, from to time, [articles] about Chassidism in general and our work there in particular.