By the Grace of G‑d,
16 Iyar 5711 [May 22, 1951]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Blessing and Greetings

I was pleased with the opportunity to exchange a few words with you. As you connected your visit with the day of Pesach-Sheni which we observed on the day before yesterday, I want to make it the subject of this letter.

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One of the significant lessons of Pesach-Sheni is never to despair even when one has not attained the spiritual heights of others. Thus, while all the people are celebrating the Passover at its proper time, and one finds himself "far away," or otherwise unfit to enter the Sanctuary, he is told: Do not despair; begin your way towards the Sanctuary; come closer and closer; for you have a special chance and opportunity to celebrate the Second Passover, if you try hard enough.

Please convey my regards and best wishes to your circle.