By the Grace of G‑d
15th of Marcheshvan, 5725
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[October 21, 1964]

Greeting and Blessing:

I am in receipt of your recent letter, as well as the other letters which you mention, although I had not acknowledged each one individually.

In regard to your daughter and son-in-law, Rabbi and Mrs. Lew, they have no doubt written to you about the arrangements, in accordance with their suggestion, namely their desire that Shmuel should learn in the Kolel. May G‑d grant that everything should be in the spirit of joy and gladness of heart, not only insofar as they are concerned but also insofar as you and Mrs. Jaffe are concerned. And, after all, you have, thank G‑d, much reason to be in a spirit of joy and gladness of heart.

What follows next was not discussed not even mentioned with your daughter and son-in-law, but I raise the matter here in connection with your mentioning the weight of the financial burden which you have had in the past in supporting them. I suggest that you should write to me (without involving them in the matter) what sum you would consider easy enough for you to send for their support in the future, and I would then בע"ה1 find a way to make up the difference. I emphasize the fact that I should not want them to be involved in this, so that your son-in-law could apply himself to his studies with complete peace of mind, and your daughter should also have no anxiety.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson

P.S. I trust that the discussion which you had with Sir Isaac Wolfson will give you the opportunity to talk to him also in the future with a view to getting him more active, not only at the forthcoming meeting in his house but also in every way possible. And, who knows, maybe this contact will be of mutual benefit for both of you also businesswise.

Owing to the modesty of your daughter, I have just now learned about her participation at the meeting in Manchester, and her activities for Chinuch in general. I was particularly gratified to read in her report that at that time several mothers expressed their surprise, as well as demands, about the lack of non-coed education in Manchester at all levels. This brings up again the matter which I spoke to you about at one time, that it would be well for you to watch out for the first opportunity to introduce into the life of the Manchester community the idea of having separate Chinuch institutions for boys and girls.