By the Grace of G‑d
12th of Adar, 5745
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[March 5, 1985]

Mr. & Mrs. Shneur Zalman &
Yacha Raiza Jaffe

Greeting and Blessing:

I duly received your correspondence, which came in the auspicious days of Adar, in proximity to Purim.

At this time, I extend to you and all yours prayerful wishes for a joyous and inspiring Purim.

Referring to the central point of your letter, namely R’ Shneur Zalman’s birthday on the auspicious day of the 7th of Adar – may it be a year of Hatzlocho in every respect, and, especially, that both of you together should have true Yiddish Nachas from each other and from each and all of your children and grandchildren.

I take this opportunity of sending you also a hearty Mazel Tov on the birth of your granddaughter יוכבד מרים תי', as I have already sent a Mazel Tov to her parents.

Again wishing you and all yours a joyous and inspiring Purim, and a growing measure of “Light, Joy, Gladness and Honor” both materially and spiritually,

With blessing,

M. Schneerson

P. S. The mailing of this letter was delayed and yours of י"ט אדר etc. were received. Many thanks for the good news.