By the Grace of G‑d
3rd of Nissan, 5744 [April 5, 1984]
Brooklyn, N. Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

I was pleased to receive your regards through our esteemed mutual friends.

I must, however, take exception to your referring to yourself as: “a small Jew from Curacao.” There is surely no need to emphasize to you at length that every Jew, man or woman, has a Nefesh Elokis which is a “part of G‑dliness above,” as explained in the Tanya, beginning of chapter two. Thus, there is no such thing as “a small Jew,” and a Jew must never underestimate his or her tremendous potential.

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With the approach of the Yom Tov Pesach, I take this opportunity of extending to you my prayerful wishes that the Festival of Our Freedom bring you and yours true freedom, freedom from anxiety material and spiritual, from anything which might distract from serving G‑d wholeheartedly and with joy, and to carry over this freedom and joy into the whole year.

Wishing you and yours a Kosher and happy Pesach,

With blessing,

M. Schneerson