1 Rosh Chodesh Adar, 5742
[February 23, 1982]

P.S. Mrs. Schneerson has mentioned to me about the question of a silver wine decanter. I certainly appreciate the good intention and desire. But for practical considerations I must take the thought for the deed. For, as a matter of principle and practice over the past 30-odd years, I prefer to use a “bagged” glass container that conceals its contents, though I have, thank G‑d, silver vessels. Similarly, I do not use a silver Esrog box.

I cannot go into the reasons for the above here. But one reason, if it will satisfy you, is that I do not wish to make a distinction between me and those surrounding me.