25th of Teveth 5723
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[January 21, 1963]

Sholom uBrocho:

I am in receipt of your letter of Jan. 2, and thank you for the report on Yud-Tes Kislev, though all too brief. I was also gratified to read about the successful reunions of the campers. I was delighted to receive a letter from your daughter about these proceedings, and the enthusiasm with which she described them, obviously reflecting the actual manner of her participation and leadership, is truly rewarding. May this spirit be kept alive in the family, and may you all go from strength to strength, and have lots of Nachas from each other.

Enclosed is a copy of my letter to Councillor Samuel Davis, J.P., O.B.E. and, above all, Vice-Chairman of the Lubavitcher Friends.

No doubt yesterday's 150th Yahrzeit Hilulo of the Old Rebbe was duly noted in M/c and may his Zechus stand us all in good stead.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson

By the Grace of G‑d
25th of Teveth, 5723
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Councillor Samuel Davies, J.P., O.B.E.
11 Okeover Road
Broughton Park
Salford, Lancs.

Greeting and Blessing:

I was pleased to learn that you have been awarded the O.B.E. by H.M. the Queen, and I send you my sincere felicitations.

It is gratifying to know that your services to the community are appreciated, and one may confidently hope, I am sure, that it will stimulate capacities yet untapped. For, needless to say, when Divine Providence endows one with a generous measure of actual and potential capacities, it expects their fullest real­ization.

May G‑d grant you to go from strength to strength in serving the cause of goodness and justice, and the best interests of traditional Yiddishkeit, in your community. As one of the Lubavitcher Vice Chairmen in Manchester, one may surely look forward to your consistent and growing participation in the dedicated work of your local Lubavitcher movement for the re­ligious and spiritual advancement of your distinguished community.

Yesterday we observed the 150th Yahrzeit Anniversary of the Old Rebbe, the founder of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. I hope and pray that his Zechus will stand you, and everyone of us, in good stead, that each and everyone of us fulfill our assigned tasks in the fullest measure, and with joy and gladness of heart.

With blessing,


Enclosed is a copy of a timely message, which I trust you will find useful1.