By the Grace of G‑d
10th of Iyar, 5719
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[May 18, 1959]

Greeting and Blessing:

I received your letter of May 10th, and I will again remember you, in prayer, for successful business. You, on your part, will surely continue in regard to Tzedoko, as suggested, and I trust that you will have good news to report.

If you will have occasion to be in Italy, I would suggest that you make a visit to Milan where one of our young Rabbis, Rabbi Garelik, has been sent, and he has also made the acquaintance of businessmen. It would therefore perhaps be advisable for you to spend a day or two there, to make business contacts, if possible, and the connection with us will stand you in good stead, as well as your setting aside Tzedoko from the profit. Even if it might appear farfetched, our Sages have already said, “Do not carp at anything1.”

With regard to your son Abraham Joseph, I suggest that you should get in touch with Rabbi Dubov, or other members of the faculty of the Manchester Yeshiva, that they should give him an informal examination, so as to ascertain his status in learning, and then they should write about it to the Yeshiva Administration here, in order to make sure that there would be a suitable class for him, etc.

I trust that the condition of your wife has greatly improved, and will continue to do so.

As for…, about whom you write that it is not very pleasant to interfere in another person’s family life, however, I trust that you and your wife will, nevertheless, find a discreet, diplomatic way to encourage… and his wife to conduct their home on the foundations of the Torah and Mitzvoth. It is always easier to make an initial effort to put a thing right in the first place, than to try later to change it.

With all good wishes, and with blessing,

M. Schneerson