This letter was sent to the directorate of Yeshivas Tomchei Temimim Lubavitch in Lod, Eretz Yisrael.

18 Menachem Av, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your letters of 29 Tammuz and 5 Menachem Av:

You write that you are planning to send a special emissary to Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, [and other countries], with the intent of raising money for the yeshivah. In my opinion, in general, this is a proper suggestion. Two stipulations, however, must be met: a) You should consult with other Lubavitch institutions who also send emissaries to different countries so there will not be confusion and complaints from one institution against the other. Perhaps it would be worthwhile to arrange a joint campaign with several of these institutions; and b) that, as my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, instructed, the emissary (or emissaries) should not be involved merely in the collection of funds, but should, as [the Rebbe’s] adage states, “collect material things and sow spiritual [inspiration].” We have seen that success in the first aspect of this work is dependent on success in the second….

With blessing and with greetings to the fellowship,

M. Schneerson