By the Grace of G‑d
Erev Shabbos
Mevorchim Shevat, 5739
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[January 26, 1979]

Mr. & Mrs. Shneur Zalman &
Yacha Reiza Jaffe

Greeting and Blessing:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your correspondence.

To begin with a Brocho, I extend prayerful wishes to Mrs. Jaffe on the occasion of her birthday for a year of Hatzlocho and good health for both of you together, with lots of Yiddish Chasidish Nachas from your grandchildren as well as your children. I am making a point of mentioning both the grandchildren and children in response to the wrong “definition” which you quoted.

I thought it would not be necessary to make it more explicit when I expressed my hope that your next Diary would contain 100 pages. But let me make it clear that it refers to a minimum, as a prelude to larger ones in the future. Indeed, in view of the Farbrengens and events of the current year, it should not be difficult to attain this goal.

As we are approaching the auspicious month of Shevat, and of Yud-Shevat, it is surely unnecessary to remind you about making suitable preparations for it, and I only mention it in light of the saying of our Sages, “Encourage the energetic.”

Looking forward to hearing from you further good news, both in your public as well as personal affairs, and, as mentioned above, both in regard to your children and grandchildren, and in due course also great grandchildren.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson