By the Grace of G‑d
15 Menachem Av, 5711 [1951]

Greetings and Blessings!

Just1 now I dispatched a telegram to you: “Am most surprised at your low spirits. You should follow the directives of two medical specialists, and muster strength in your trust in G‑d, Who will no doubt restore your former health. With blessings for a speedy recovery. My signature.”

People study, and study — but when it comes to practical application, where’s the trust?2

You should study, three or four times over, Shaar HaBitachon3in Chovos HaLevavos. It goes without saying that I do not mean that you should study it all at once, but in the course of a few weeks.

With blessings for a speedy recovery, and awaiting good news of your physical and spiritual health,