By the Grace of G‑d
1 Elul, 5717 [1957]

Greetings and Blessings!

After1 a break I was pleased to receive your letter of 22 Menachem Av, and even more pleased to read there that numerous particulars have been settled and set in order. This fact alone will no doubt prove even further that there is no substance in the other particulars, either. The less one thinks about them and the less one takes notice of them, the sooner do they pass, because they have no real existence at all.

This is highlighted during these days2 on which we say, twice daily, “G‑d is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?”3 When there is a full measure of firm trust — without discussions or learned debates or explanations, but simply a trust that G‑d is the master of the whole world and everything in the world depends on Him — that He is “my light and my salvation,” then “whom shall I fear?” There is then nothing to fear and nothing to worry about.

Finally, since the Mishnah rules that peace is a vessel that contains G‑d’s blessings,4 and since marital harmony5 is one of the highest forms of peace, I hope that the harmony in your home is in order — and “there is nothing that stands in the way of the will.”6

With blessings for good news every day and always, and that you be inscribed and sealed for a good year,