Appendix C

Letter to the Participants
of the Sixth Great Assembly

Free Translation—Unedited

5740 (1979), Sabbatical Year, Shabbos LaHashem
Brooklyn, New York

To the Honored Participants in the Sixth Great Assembly —Headed by the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of the World Agudath Israel in Jerusalem, the Holy City, in Our Holy Land which will speedily be rebuilt by our Righteous Moshiach

Greetings and Blessings!

It was with great pleasure and gratitude that I received your invitation, along with the attached agenda of the Central Committee of the Great Assembly,

May it be G-d’s Will that you take advantage of the Great Assembly with all its possibilities for spreading Judaism, Torah, and mitzvos everywhere — to the most forsaken places,

And most especially the main thing, being action — through clear decisions based on Torah which even effect affairs of daily life.

Among them, obviously, should be decisions having to do with current events — publicizing as much as necessary the resolution of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah of Elul, 5697 [1937], which states:

"The Holy Land which G-d established according to its borders in the Holy Torah was given to the immortal Nation of Israel, and any concession regarding the Holy Land — which was given to us by G-d according to its borders — has no intrinsic value."

Particularly since the situation regarding this has fundamentally worsened, and any concession of territory only endangers lives,

As the clear ruling of the Code of Jewish Law Orach Chaim, ch. 329 regarding the Laws of Shabbos states, Heaven forbid, lest —

"The land become easy to conquer."

G-d, Who watches over His nation Yisroel, will protect each and every individual, whether in the Land of Israel or outside of it,

And speedily in our days will He put an end to the darkness; the increasingly dense darkness of the generation of the footsteps of Messiah,

Who will redeem us from our bitter exile, when

He will fight the battles of the L-rd and succeed, and will build the Holy Temple in its place and ingather the dispersed of Israel and the world will be filled with the knowledge of G-d.

With deep respect and with blessings for much success in all these matters;

Awaiting Good News,

/signed:/ Menachem Schneerson

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