By the Grace of G‑d
7th of Adar, 5740 [Feburary 24, 1980]
Brooklyn, N. Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

Your letter of the 24th of Shevat reached me with a delay. May G‑d grant the fulfillment of your heart's desires for good in all the matters about which you wrote, including, of course, advancement in all matters of Yiddishkeit, Torah and Mitzvoth, in the everyday life.

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All the more so since two essential aspects have been added, namely your preparations for marriage in a happy and auspicious hour, which will have an important bearing on your whole future and, secondly, that, by Divine Providence you won the raffle for a visit here, which means that you will be representing all those who participated in the raffle, with whom you have to share the inspiration and benefits of this trip. Certainly it imposes on you additional obligations to show a shining, example. It is also certain, of course, that since the Hashgocho Protis has singled you out for this privilege and responsibility, it has also provided you with all the necessary capacities to carry them out in the fullest measure, with joy and gladness of heart.

As requested, I will remember in prayer all those you mention in your letter. I trust you will be able to explain to them that since all blessings come from G‑d, and the channel to receive them is through the everyday life in accordance with His Will, every additional effort in matters of Torah and Mitzvoth widens the channels to receive G‑d's blessings in all needs. And there is always room for advancement in all matters of goodness and holiness, Torah and Mitzvoth, which are infinite, being connected with the Infinite.

With blessing,