28th of Menachem Av, 5722
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[August 28, 1962]

Sholom uBrocho:

I received your letter of Aug. 17th with some delay. In the meantime you have undoubtedly received my reply to your previous correspondence.

First of all, many thanks for the gratifying news about the important help you have extended to the Lubavitch House in London for the building. I trust that you will continue to extend every possible help in the future, as all Jews are mutually related, especially Chassidim, as is emphasized in Chabad particularly, from the Old Rebbe down.

With reference to the time and place of your daughter's marriage in a happy and auspicious hour, surely this is a matter for both sides to determine. In general, it is the Jewish custom to arrange the wedding in the place of the Kalo. As for the question of the date, and your mentioning that if the place is Manchester then it could be arranged during the winter months, I do not quite understand why this haste. Originally, you and Mrs. Jaffe seemed to be against an early wedding or even תנאים1, and now you seem to want to rush it in a few months’ time? But you do not even mention any reasons for this haste.

If you desire to know my opinion, I would suggest considering the summer, which would enable the Chosson to end the year of learning without much distraction, and would enable your daughter too to complete her studies. What is no less important is the fact that it is necessary to have ample time to discuss and arrange for the couple’s plans after the wedding. In view of all this, you should have an open mind about the date of the wedding and begin discussion on the above mentioned points.

In view of the note of urgency in your letter, I have replied to your letter ahead of turn.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson