By the Grace of G‑d
30th of Tishrei, 5720
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[November 1, 1959]

Greeting and Blessing:

I received your letter, in which you write that you would like to make a trip to New York, and whether it would be possible for your son to take off a week's vacation to spend together with you.

In general, this matter would have to be decided by the Yeshiva Administration on its merits. However, inasmuch as the date you mentioned would be close to Chanukah, the chances would seem good for your son getting the time off to spend with you.

I am pleased to read that you receive good reports from your son. Having observed him, without his noticing it, my impression is also that he is getting acclimatized much quicker than was anticipated. No doubt a contributing factor was the fact that he started during the inspirational time before Rosh Hashanah and during the Solemn Days and Succoth. This gave him the opportunity to get acquainted without undue strain of a heavy study schedule.

I was glad to read in your letter that your business is progressing satisfactorily. As there is no end to goodness, may G‑d grant that your business continues to improve. On your part, I trust that you are making additional efforts in your communal activities, as well as in your own, regarding the Torah and Mitzvoth, which are the sources of good and happy living.

Hoping to hear good news from you always,

With blessing,

M. Schneerson