By the Grace of G‑d,
Rosh Chodesh Nissan, 5739 [March 29, 1979]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greeting and Blessings:

I am in receipt of your letter of the 22nd of Shevat, in which you write about ways and means of promoting Yiddishkeit, etc., more effectively.

In general, it is difficult to give specific advice in such matters from a distance, inasmuch as it is necessary to know many details and factors which cannot be discussed in writing. Moreover, conditions change from time to time and from place to place, especially from one country to another. However, the point is that since you are active in promoting Yiddishkeit in conjunction with other activists, the best thing is to discuss such matters with co-workers, especially those who have had experience, as our Sages say, "There is no wiser man than one who has experience."

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I can make only a general suggestion, namely that whenever a new program or activity is decided upon, it is well to make it less rigid and more flexible, leaving room for adjustment after a trial period in accordance with the experience gained. There is the assurance that all efforts to spread and strengthen Yiddishkeit, Torah and Mitzvoth, are bound to be successful, especially as the Zechus Horabim helps.

At this time, with the approach of Pesach, the Festival of Our Liberation, I send you prayerful wishes for a Kosher and inspiring Pesach.

May the Festival of Our Liberation bring you, in the midst of all our people, a growing measure of liberation from all distractions, so as to serve G‑d wholeheartedly and with joy.

With blessing,