By the Grace of G‑d
25 Adar II, 5714 [1954]

Greetings and Blessings!

In1 response to your letter requesting a blessing for your mother, when I visit the holy resting place of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe [Rayatz], at an auspicious time, I will mention her name in prayer with regard to her needs. You ought to write to her that she should muster strength in her trust in G‑d, “Who performs wonders”171and Who is the essence of goodness and kindness — that He will bless her according to the needs of herself and her family, and she should not at all worry, or the like. However, she should have the mezuzos in her apartment checked, likewise the tefillin that are in use, and whatever items require replacing should be replaced by valid ones.

There is a well-known teaching of the Sages2 that “a son can bring merit upon his father” — and upon his mother, too. Accordingly, you for your part should intensify your study of the revealed dimension of the Torah, and of the teachings of Chassidus, dedicating yourself to this with devotion and nullifying your own desires. For the study of the Torah is our life, and in particular when it is studied in a state of purity, one thereby elicits blessings and success for oneself and for one’s family. And “there is nothing that stands in the way of one’s will.”3

With blessings for Torah study with a fear of Heaven,

On behalf of the Rebbe,
[Signed by a secretary]