In conjunction with the recent court decision regarding the Rebbe’s Torah, we present this letter to the Rebbe from 1979, in which Crown Heights’s legendary Rov R’ Zalman Shimon Dworkin, OB”M, writes that after researching and studying the issue, he has concluded that ‘Vaad L’Hafotzas Sichos’ has sole publishing rights to the Rebbe’s Torah • Letter, Free Translation
B”H 17 Kislev, 1979
Cha”k Admo”r Shlita,
I’ve inquired and investigated regarding printing a book of the Rebbe’s letters in English – who owns the rights.
‘Vaad L’Hafotzas Sichos’ is a branch of Kehos dedicated to printing the Rebbe’s Sichos, Maamorim, and letters of the Rebbe Shlita in the Hebrew, Yiddish, and English languages (including translations, etc.) for already many years.
And that institution alone has the rights of publishing in print the Torah of the Rebbe in all languages, and the Vaad ‘Sichos in English’ and ‘Vaad Hanochas Hatemimim’ have no rights to this whatsoever.
Zalman Shimon Dworkin