28th of Nissan, 5723
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[April 22, 1963]

Sholom uBrocho:

I am in receipt of your letter of April 19, and, as requested, I am replying to it on a priority basis, in view of the time element in connection with your nomination for the Vice-Presidency of the Council.

Regardless of A.M.'s warning as to what may be expected of a future President of the Council, it is my opinion that the nomination should stand, and, moreover, an effort should be made to ensure election. As for any problem that may arise later when and if [you surely can reject it] you will be nominated for President of the Council, and you will be invited to attend functions which do not suit you, you will deal with it when the problem arises.

I want to add the observation that the question of leadership of such an important body as the Community Council is not to be considered as a personal matter, but it should be a matter of general policy that the leadership of the Council should be in the hands of a strictly observant Jew.

The cable re Mrs. Feingold was duly received. I will remember her in prayer as requested.

I trust your daughter has received my cable of last night, and I am awaiting good news.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson

Not wishing to delay this letter, I will take up the other matters mentioned in your letter – in my next letter.