|A story of the Rebbe #188 - "You Will Receive a Complete Matza on Condition"|
Below is an excerpt from a letter written by a Tomim on 24th Nissan, 5727/1967:
"You have surely heard that a group of around 25 bochurim from Israel have come here, and they will be here for around a year. The Rebbe'spoke about them on Shabbos Hagadol, and also yesterday at the farbrengen. At first, it was not clear whether they would eat in yeshiva over Pesach, but in the end they did, and I heard that the Rebbe asked the yeshiva administration in yechidus where they would eat. From this it was obvious that they should eat in the yeshiva.
"I'm sure you also heard that 676 is closed, and everyone was to eat at 749 Eastern Parkway, opposite 770. However, as it is not yet finished, everyone will eat instead in Bedford until Shavuos. The Rebbe went to 749 on the first night of Pesach, and I heard that Yaakov Katz told him that the new building is almost completed. The Rebbe replied with a bracha: 'May a large congregation gather here.'
"On erev Pesach, Reb Zalman Duchman came to the Rebbe to receive matzos. The Rebbe'said, "If you continue to write your stories and publish another volume, you will receive a complete matza, and if not I will only give you broken pieces. ''"
Translated from the Kfar Chabad Magazine