By the Grace of G‑d
22 Teves, 5718 [1958]

Blessings and Greetings!114

In1 reply to your letter of erev Shabbos:

With regard to the temporary inadequacy in your income, it is a pity that you are taking it so hard, even though you no doubt know that in our times this [is] unfortunately a common phenomenon, and even though one sees palpably what is written in several holy sources — that the stronger a person’s trust in Him Who creates and conducts the world with particular Divine Providence, the sooner does the improvement come, and in generous measure. And no doubt this is what will also happen in your case. [...]

Though you do not mention this, I hope that you participate in the work of the Chabad women’s and girls’ organization in your present locality. This doubtless gives you an opportunity to utilize your talents for the good of the public, and may “the merit of the multitude”2 stand you in good stead.

In addition to the above, it would be advisable to make inquiries about teaching the Holy Tongue to the children of the members of the chassidic community.3

Strengthening your bitachon and ruling out despair, G‑d forbid, will increase the success of all your private and communal affairs.

With blessings,