By the Grace of G‑d
3rd of Cheshvan, 5721
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[October 24, 1960]

Greeting and Blessing:

This is to acknowledge your letter of October 17th.

With regard to the film you requested1, your request was turned over to the office. But, inasmuch as the film needs editing and splicing, it may take a little time before it will be available to you.

I was pleased to read in your letter about the good news in regard to Mr…2 May you always have good news to report.

Referring to the newspaper clipping, my intention was to call attention to the fact that it was not necessary to publicize that mixed dancing outside the synagogue affairs could be condoned or approved by the Beth Din. It is true that progress has to be made step by step, but while one is still in the first step, it is not necessary to say that the second step is in order. At any rate, may G‑d grant that every aspect of Yiddishkeit in your community will advance step by step in accordance with the Torah, Toras Chaim.

I am looking forward to receiving good news from you about an improvement in your personal affairs. No doubt you have, in the meantime, received my personal regards through Rabbi and Mrs. Vogel.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson

As you probably know, it is our custom, on the authority of my father-in-law of saintly memory, that in cases of pregnancy the news be kept confidential and not publicised outside the immediate persons concerned, until the pregnancy enters the fifth month. This should especially be observed by…, and no doubt you will convey this to them.