By the Grace of G‑d
11 Adar I, 5714 [1954]

Greetings and Blessings!

I1 was pained to hear from the esteemed Rabbi [...] about the distressing straits of your business. You must be strong in your trust in the King of kings, the Holy One, blessed be He, “Who performs wonders”171 — that this is only a trial, and for a short time. And when you are firm in your trust and actually perceive the situation in this way, the trial will cease to exist, you will return to your former standing, and later you will even improve on it.

There is a well-known teaching of the Alter Rebbe, author of the Tanya (i.e., an authoritative decisor in the mystical dimension of the Torah2 ) and of the Shulchan Aruch (i.e., an authoritative decisor in the revealed dimension of the Torah3 ), that “G‑d gives the Jewish people materiality, and the Jewish people transform the materiality into spirituality.”4

May G‑d prosper your way so that you will be blessed with both gashmiyus and ruchniyus, in quantitative abundance and in qualitative abundance.

With blessings for success, and awaiting good tidings,