By the Grace of G‑d
8th of Shevat, 5734
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[January 31, 1974]

Greeting and Blessing:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your correspondence, פ"נ, regards and Purim Kit. Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness and attention.

No doubt you will receive a full report, as well as personal regards, through the visitors from Manchester, especially your children. Nevertheless, At this time on the eve of Yud Shevat, I want to extend my prayerful wishes to you and all yours for the fulfillment of your heart's desires for good in all your affairs, both personal and general. All the more so as this is also in reciprocation of your good wishes, which your letters always contain, thus making you eminently eligible, in the light of G‑d's promise, “I will bless all who bless you,” to receive G‑d's direct blessings in a most generous measure.

With reference to your writing that you want to get ready for special actions in connection with Purim, it surprises me somewhat that it did not occur to you that there would be special actions from Chanukah to Purim, or that I might not let Yud Shevat pass without some special action, without waiting for Purim. I am sure, however, that you and all those who take their cue and guidance from you, will fully participate in the special activities which Yud Shevat will bring forth.

Wishing you and all yours an inspiring Yud Shevat, and may the
Zechus of the Baal HaHilulo stand you and all of us, in the midst of our people Israel, in good stead.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson