By the Grace of G‑d
13th of Shevat, 5722 [January 18, 1962]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Blessing and Greeting:

I was pleased to receive your report on behalf of the Parent's Association. I hope and pray that you and all the Lubavitch ladies will carry on your work for the benefit of the Lubavitch House and all the children as well as the parents, with a growing measure of devotion, which will surely result in a more than proportionate measure of success.

At this time when we have just observed the Yahrzeit-Hilulo of my father-in-law of saintly memory, I trust that you and your esteemed group have been greatly inspired by the remembrance of the Baal Ililulo and have effectual devotion to the material and spiritual well-being of our people, young and old, under the most trying conditions. He has set a living and practical example for everyone of us how to carry on this truly vital work, each one according to one's capacity; and this capacity should never be underestimated.

This coming Shabbos is Shabbos Shira which in the light of the song of Miriam is especially significant for Jewish women. Our Sages tell us that Miriam's joy exceeded even that of the men. This is understandable — as it has been explained at a Farbrengen — for the Jewish women have always had a certain place in Jewish life and by nature have always been more emotionally attached to their obligations. And having been especially sensitive to the persecutions and decrees under the cruel Pharaohs, they were also very appreciative of the deliverance which they expressed with the innermost joy and jubilation.

We are therefore justified in anticipating from Jewish women, especially Lubavitcher Women, an extra measure of devotion and dedication to the vital work of the Lubavitch House, so as to be shining examples to all.

May G‑d bless you, each and every one of you, and your families, with ever-growing success in your work, and with much true Nachas and true personal happiness, materially and spiritually.

Hoping to hear good news from you always,

With blessing,