This letter was sent to R. David Strausfeld.

B”H, 12 Elul, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

Rabbi Yisrael Jacobson conveyed to me your name and the two checks, one for maamad 1 and one for the yeshivah. Rabbi Yisrael Jacobson will send you the receipts.

As you requested, the names that were given me will be recalled at the gravesite of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, at an auspicious time and he will certainly grant his blessing. May you and the members of your household be good mediums to receive the Rebbe’s blessings in both material and spiritual matters.

Among the ways to prepare mediums [for the Rebbe’s blessings] is to observe the fixed study sessions which the Rebbe, הכ"מ, instituted, studying the daily portion of Chumash from the weekly Torah reading together with Rashi’s commentary, reciting after the morning prayers the chapters of Tehillim as they are divided in a monthly cycle, and studying Tanya according to the annual cycle into which the Rebbe, הכ"מ, divided it.

I reckon that you will certainly uphold these study sessions and I would be happy if you notify me about this.

You certainly give tzedakah from time to time, and not only material [tzedakah], but also spiritual [tzedakah], i.e., endeavor to influence your acquaintances to draw close to the Torah, its mitzvos, and the fear of Heaven. If we genuinely desire, G‑d will help us find the correct words and ways to have a good influence on another person. This will also reinforce [the person exerting the positive influence]. He becomes stronger and the study of the Torah and the observance of the mitzvos are reinforced in his own household as well. This is the desire of our Nasi, my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ.

With blessings for a kesivah vachasimah tovah,

Menachem Schneerson