Erev Shabbos
Mevorchim Sivan, 5722
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[June 1, 1962]

Sholom uBrocho:

I am in receipt of your letter of May 18, and in accordance with its concluding lines, I am expecting your next letter with good news, including a report as to how the auspicious day of Lag B’Omer was made use of. Lag B'Omer is, of course, especially meaningful as it is connected with Rabbi Shimon ben Yochoyi, author of the holy Zohar, who provided the key to unlocking the secrets of the Torah, revealing the hidden inner light of Torah and Mitzvoth. He has thus shown the way to every Jew to bring forth the hidden powers of his Divine soul, a way that has found its fullest expression in Chassidus.

At this time, when we are about to bless and enter the month of Sivan, the month of Kabbolas haTorah, I send you and yours my prayerful wishes, in the traditional words of my father-in-law of saintly memory, l’kabbolas haTorah b’simcha ubipnimius1.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson