By the Grace of G‑d
11th of Menachem Av, 5720
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[August 4, 1960]

Greeting and Blessing:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter of July 28th, with the enclosure.

I thank you in anticipation of the film which you sent1, even though you write that it did not come out as well as desired. However, to see the children marching, with radiant faces, etc., surely this is the most important thing.

I note your plans for visiting the Holy Land, and I send you my prayerful wishes for an enjoyable and inspiring trip. No doubt you will visit the Chabad institutions, although some of them may have reduced programs in view of the vacation period.

Having just observed the sad period of the Destruction (may G‑d convert it to a period of joy), I need hardly emphasize to you that the purpose of such observance is to be inspired to do everything possible to remove the causes which brought about the Destruction and Exile, as we say in our prayers “Because of our sins we have been exiled from our land.” Every activity of “Depart from evil and do good,” helps to offset these causes and to lay the foundation for the Geulo Shleimo. Included in this category is, of course, also your work for strengthening Yiddishkeit in your community, especially in the field of Kashrus and Kosher education, and I trust both you and your wife will continue to make growing efforts in this direction, in good health, with a minimum of business anxiety and a maximum of Parnosso, including Tzedoko.

Hoping to hear good news from you always,

With blessing,

M. Schneerson