By the Grace of G‑d
1st day of Rosh Chodesh Adar, 5712 [1952]

Blessings and Greetings!114

I1 duly received the pidyon nefesh78written on your behalf by the esteemed R. Yehudah Zvi Fogelman, who mentions that you suffer from a certain dread.

In these lines I would like to stress once more that every Jew, woman or man, should be strong in his trust in G‑d. Just as every Jew believes with perfect faith that the Holy One, blessed be He, is the master of the universe, so too is He the master over the life of every individual Jew, whether man or woman. And since it is certain that He is good, He will certainly lead things in a good direction.

When one is under His specific supervision, under Divine Providence,. In the original, hashgachah peratis — lit.,“detailed [and proactive] supervision.” there is nothing to be afraid of. As David HaMelech says in Tehillim,2 “I will fear no evil, for You are with me.” And “for You are with me” relates to every single Jew.

I hope that G‑d will clearly show you, too, an improvement in your situation, and that you will be able to give me good news.

With blessings,

[Signed by a secretary on behalf of the Rebbe]