By the Grace of G‑d
Erev Shabbos Breishis, 5736
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[October 3, 1975]

Sholom uBrocho:

I duly received your letters of 18th Tishrei, etc, with enclosure and many thanks for the good news.

Now that we are coming from the solemn days and joyful festivals which ushered in the New Year, and which conclude on the keynote of Simchoseinu – the dual Simcha, Jews rejoicing with the Torah and the Torah rejoicing with Jews, as has often been mentioned before –

I am confident that you (and I) – and all our people Israel will fill the days and months of the New Year with more Torah and Mitzvahs, and with increased efforts to spread Yiddishkeit and do all this with real joy. And it is known that ‘Simcha breaks through the barriers,’ including those of inner limitations by habit and routine and worries.

May this year be truly a year filled with joy in every respect, materially and spiritually, for you and all yours.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson