By the Grace of G‑d
21st of Menachem Av, 5729
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[August 5, 1969]

Greeting and Blessing:

This is one of my first letters after the Yahrzeit and I hasten to reply to your correspondence inasmuch as you ask to treat it as an urgent matter.

I am referring to the matter of founding or taking over another school in Manchester, for which you write it would be necessary to find a suitable person, etc. In the light of this, it is somewhat surprising to me that you consider this matter urgent, as if we had a number of suitable persons to choose from and it only required to make a choice. The truth of the matter, as you surely know, is that we are very short of human power, and anybody who is qualified is already doing a job. At the same time the various existing Chabad institutions also require to be expanded, and are therefore also in need of additional manpower. Therefore it is impossible even to consider the new undertaking about which you wrote, and it is surely unnecessary to further elaborate on this to you.

I trust that all your affairs, both personal and public are in order, and “in order” for a Jew means that things are going from strength to strength, including also the material things, since the material possessions of a Jew have (also?)1 spiritual value.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson

P.S. Since writing the above, I have received a report from Rabbi Fogelman on his visit to Manchester. According to his impressions – he writes – the visit was highly successful. I hope and trust I will receive from you also a confirmation of this estimate.