By the Grace of G‑d
3 Nissan, 5714 [1954]

Greetings and Blessings!

In1 response to your letter of 20 Adar II, when I visit the holy resting place of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe [Rayatz], I will mention your name in prayer for the goodly fulfillment of your heart’s requests, particularly that you be happily settled in a match that you will find suitable.

You write that though you have endeavored to better your ways — for, as the Sages affirm, a second match is granted according to one’s deeds — you have not yet found your match. This is “something concerning which none of us knows”2 — determining a specific time, and not later, by which G‑d, Who makes matches, should do so. This is especially so when one considers, as you yourself write, that in bettering one’s deeds there is always room for further improvement.

At any rate, you should be strong in your trust in G‑d, “Who performs wonders,”171 and together with that you ought to intensify your endeavors in matters of the Torah and its commandments. And then, even if for some reason the fulfillment of your request is delayed, there is no doubt a reason for this, too.

It goes without saying that since, as you write, a complete forgiveness has not yet been forthcoming from your divorcee, you should make every effort to secure this in all appropriate ways. May G‑d grant you success so that you will give glad tidings concerning all the above, both in the spiritual matters and in the matters that pertain to the spirituality that is within materiality.3

With blessings for a happy and kosher Pesach,