By the Grace of G‑d
27th of Tishrei, 5728
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[October 31, 1967]

Greeting and Blessing:

I can, of course, fully rely on the One Above that having ordained for each and every one of us a Zman Simchosenu, including Simchas Torah, He has certainly provided the adequate reasons for such joy to be fully expressed by Jews everywhere, including Manchester, and particularly in your own immediate environment.

Nevertheless, inasmuch as there are different degrees and levels insofar as Simcha itself is concerned, and the purpose of every Yom Tov is to carry over the spirit and joy of the Yom Tov into the rest of the year, which is especially true of the Yom Tov of Simchas Torah I will be happy to hear from you explicitly that you and your family and community at large did indeed have a truly joyous and inspiring Simchas Torah, so that the joy and inspiration will be felt throughout the year.

May G‑d grant that the joy be even greater than expected, both in regard to material as well as spiritual matters, including matters of business and Parnosso.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson