Sivan, 5728
[June 1968]


“I made a mess of my speech.”

1) The purpose of a public speech is to influence the listeners. Since they are satisfied – the goal has been achieved. If the speaker is not satisfied – that is an additional advantage – his success has not brought him to arrogance and the like.

“Enclosed is a booklet which is self-explanatory.”

2) Do I need to confirm receipt to the sender? (If so – what type of person is he? What is his Hebrew name? In which language should I reply?)