By the Grace of G‑d
Beginning of Adar, 5739
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[March, 1979]

Greeting and Blessing:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your correspondence, and may G‑d grant that you should have good news to report in all the matters which you mention in your letter.

Especially as we have now entered the month of Adar, which our Torah, Toras Emes and Toras Chaim designates as the month of “Marbin b'Simcha.” For it is certain that inasmuch as G‑d does not obligate anyone beyond one's capacity, He provides the reasons for increased joy, true joy; and it is up to everyone to make the fullest use of G‑d's blessings to enjoy them to the full, materially and spiritually.

Since this month is highlighted by Purim, when there was “Light, Joy, Gladness and Honor” for all Jews, may this be so for you and all yours in every respect, both in the plain sense, as well as in the inner meaning of these words: “Light – this is Torah,” etc.

With best wishes for a joyous and inspiring Purim, and with blessing,

M. Schneerson

P.S. I noted that your birthday is on the 7th of Adar, which I trust you surely observed in the customary way, and may it bring you a year of good health and Hatzlocho, and happy tidings.

P.P.S. May the above Hatzlocho include also your Diary. You are certainly right that there was no intention on my part that you should record the Sichos in English, which is not part of your “function.” By mentioning the Farbrengens I merely had in mind that they can provide material for your Diary in other respects which need not be specified to you.