By the Grace of G‑d
11th of Teveth, 5723
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[January 7, 1963]

Mrs. Yacha Reizel Jaffe


Blessing and Greeting:

I received your letter, in which you write about your birthday.

I send you my prayerful wishes for a happy and successful year, for you and your husband and family, and that you and your husband should have much true Yiddishe Chasidishe Nachas from your children. I include in “children” not only your own, but also those, who thanks to your influence and efforts become more devoted and better Jewish children, as our Sages declared that one who teaches anybody's child Torah and Mitzvoth establishes a relationship similar to natural kinship of parenthood. May you continue to do so in good health and gladness of heart.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson