Monday, 1 September 2008

Letter from Reb Itche Masmid

A few interesting points in this letter dated Sivan 5696 to Reb Yisroel Jacobson. Reb Itche explains that it is over ten years since you've seen the Rebbe and even then it was only whilst he was in America which doesn't count for anything since "tzu a Rebben darf men fohren" and since you saw him in America "zeh ayno afilu kemo hamoshol shel melech basodeh..."

At the end he reports on a pogrom that occurred in a town close to Otvotzk and the fear of having to uproot is not helping the Frierdike Rebbe's health and he concludes "der velt is grois un yidden hoben kayn mokom nit".

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