By the Grace of G‑d
Rosh Chodesh Elul, 5732
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[August 11, 1972]

Greeting and Blessing:

I am in receipt of your letter of the 27th of Av and the preceding correspondence.

May G‑d grant that you should have good news to report in all the matters about which you write.

Now that we have entered the auspicious month of Elul, you surely know the explanation of the Alter Rebbe about the auspiciousness of this month, by means of the parable of the King in the Field. Before entering the city, the king’s loyal subjects go out to welcome the king in the field, when everyone has an opportunity to greet the king, and the king, on his part, welcomes everyone graciously and with a smiling face, and grants their petitions (Likutei Torah, Re'eh 32). Similarly, the month of Elul is the time when the King of Kings is in the field, as it were, and offers an extraordinary opportunity to everyone to get closer to Him, and thus ensure that the New Year will be a better and happier one materially and spiritually.

Wishing you and all yours a Kesivo v'Chasimo Tovo,

With blessing,

M. Schneerson