Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, sent a beautiful letter to the participants in the Kinus Hashluchim which took place last week in Almaty. In it he lauded the steadfastness and accomplishments of the great Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, thanking Chabad as well for their work in continuing the Shlichus which the Rebbe’s father initiated in the former Soviet country.
Below is a free translation of the letter:
26 July 2021
Nursultan, Capital of Kazakhstan
Participants in a conference of the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s emissaries
Distinguished rabbis attending the conference!
To the participants of the conference of the emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, dear Rebbe, participants of the conference!
I greet you and through you all the Jews of Kazakhstan on the day of remembrance for Rabbi Levi-Yitzchok Schneerson!
Levi Yitzchak Schneerson made a significant contribution to the development of the spiritual culture of the Jews, and became recognized not only in our country, but also far beyond its borders. His disciples and followers live in many places in the world and preach the path of righteousness and piety.
During the difficult trials that fell on his part, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson remained true to the traditions of the Jewish people for thousands of years and urged similar people not to deviate from the laws of Judaism. In his uncompromising service he contributed to the root of spiritual and moral values, a humanism of solidarity among believers. According to his guidelines, the Jewish community in Kazakhstan remains true to the enduring ideals of compassion and love for one another, actively participating in strengthening mutual respect and harmony in our country.
I am convinced that your community will continue to play a significant role in developing an inter-ethnic and inter-religious dialogue, while maintaining the unity and cohesion of the people of Kazakhstan. I wish you good health, peace and kindness, inspiration and patience in your tireless spiritual activity!