By the Grace of G‑d
25th of Menachem Av. 5725
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[August 23, 1965]

Greeting and Blessing:

In addition to the regards which I conveyed through your daughter and son-in-law, I want to confirm receipt of your recent correspondence. May G‑d grant that your travels should bring the desired results, even better than you expect.

Especially as we are approaching the auspicious month of Elul, the auspiciousness of which is explained by the Alter Rebbe. Although I may have mentioned this explanation to you in the past, it is a thought worth repeating and remembering. The Alter Rebbe explained the month of Elul by means of the following analogy. A king, when sitting in his palace, is not easily accessible to everyone. However, when the king goes out to meet his people, when the king is “in the field,” then it is easy for everyone to approach him and to present him with one’s petition, and the king receives everyone with grace and fulfills everyone’s request.

During the month of Elul the King of Kings is, as it were, “in the field,” whereas on Rosh Hashanah we say, “The King is sitting on His exalted Throne,” etc. Surely no further elaboration is necessary.

Hoping to hear good news from you always

With blessing,

M. Schneerson