By the Grace of G‑d
11th of Nissan, 5720 [April 8, 1960]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

I received your letter, in which you write about your general daily program, for your own studies as well as with others, etc.

At this distance it is difficult for me to give any specific recommendations in this connection, since many factors are involved. Therefore, you should consult with your local friends on any problems that might arise in connection with your daily program.

However, there is one general suggestion that I wish to make, namely that whatever your daily program of learning is, it should include the subject of practical Dinim [Torah laws], the knowledge of which is essential for daily conduct. Such study could be in Kitzur Shulchan Aruch [Abridged Code of Jewish Law], or similar sources. Also, the 3 daily Shiurim [study programs] of Chumash [Bible], Tillim [Psalms] and Tanya [the fundamental text of Chabad Chassidism] should be kept up faithfully. But with regard to other Shiurim you should consult your friends locally, as suggested above...

As requested, I will remember you in prayer when visiting the holy resting place of my father-in-law of saintly memory, in accordance with the contents of your letter, and may G‑d grant that you will have good news to report.

Wishing you a kosher, happy and inspiring Pesach [Passover],

With blessing, [signed by the Rebbe's secretary]