By the Grace of G‑d
7 Adar I, 5711 [1951]

Greetings and Blessings!

In1 response to your letter dated Monday of the week of Parshas Mishpatim and the pidyon nefesh:. Often abbreviated in the original to pan (lit., “redemption of the soul”): a note requesting a tzaddik to intercede in prayer for the writer, who signs with his own name and his mother’s name.

One must be strong in his trust in G‑d, Who conducts the whole world without exception. He will watch over you and protect you, and will ultimately settle your affairs well for you, both materially and spiritually.

In addition, one must have appropriate vessels to accommodate all these blessings. These vessels are Torah study and the observance of mitzvos. Specifically: reciting Tehillim. [Passages from] the Book of Psalms. every day according to the division of the monthly cycle; studying a parshah of Chumash every day from the weekly sidrah, together with the commentary of Rashi (on Sunday until Sheni, on Monday until Shlishi, and so on); and studying the daily reading of Tanya as divided into an annual cycle by my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe [Rayatz].

Why do you make no mention of plans for marriage?2

May G‑d help you to give glad tidings in the near future.

With blessings,