By the Grace of G‑d
Chai Elul, 5725 [1965]

Blessings and Greetings!114

This1 is a reply to your letter of 29/8 and also to its predecessors, in which you outline what you have undergone in the meantime. There were a few reasons for my not answering your previous letters. One of them was that I wanted to see how Divine Providence would guide you in the course of the summer [...].

The essential point, as was also spoken of here,2 is that you should perceive all of this not as a reason (G‑d forbid) to be downhearted or the like because your hopes have not yet materialized — because who of us knows the ways of G‑d? Hence it is self-understood that no man can be certain of his estimation as to what is truly for his good. Indeed, a complete trust in G‑d — in the words of the Sages, “This, too, is for the good”3 — reveals the truth that [what was perceived] was good, to the point that even with the eyes of mortal understanding, and even with one’s fleshly eyes, one can see that it is visibly and manifestly good. As I have known you for a long time, I hope that any lengthier explanation would be superfluous.

Since we are now in the midst of the month of Elul, the month of abundant Divine mercy, and particularly on this luminous day of Chai Elul,4 may it be G‑d’s Will that you be blessed by Him in all that you need, including a good resolution in the above matter — and above all, with a good match in the near future, and good news regarding all the above.

With blessings that you be inscribed and sealed for a good and sweet year, materially and spiritually,