By the Grace of G‑d
Rosh Chodesh Sivan, 5721
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[May 16, 1961]

Greeting and Blessing:

Thank you for your letter of May 8th.

Now that we are approaching the Festival of Shovuoth, the Season of Our Receiving the Torah, I send you my prayerful wishes for a happy and inspiring Yom Tov, and, in the words of my father-in-law of saintly memory, to receive the Torah with joy and inwardness.

With Blessing,

M. Schneerson

I trust that the enclosed copy of my recent message to the delegates of the Chabad Women will be of particular interest to your wife and daughter.

P.S. The letter has been delayed for technical reasons. In the meantime just received yours of May 23, in which you write about your desire and suggestion that Rabbi Shemtov join and lead the group visit. Now, although it is my custom to wait in such a case to hear also directly from the party concerned but in view of the importance and urgency of the request, I will make an exception. My reply is that the suggestion is a very good one, unless there are some compelling reasons to the contrary. May I add that I am gratified to note that Rabbi Shemtov's work and leadership in the Lubavitch affairs in England is so well appreciated.