By the Grace of G‑d

the 25th of Adar I, 57301
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dr. Zeev Greene
c/o Lubavitch House
115 Stamford Hill
London N.16, England

Greetings and Blessing:

I duly received your letters, as well as your inquiry through Rabbi Hodakov in regard to a visit in Eretz Yisroel. No doubt you promptly received my reply, but for the record I will repeat it here. It is that in general it is a very good thing to do, and if it is possible for you to arrange properly for your children to remain in London during your visit to Eretz Yisroel, it would be advisable to do so, so as not to disrupt their studies, etc. But if this is not possible, then you will of course take them with you. However, I trust that you will be able to arrange this, since this arrangement, in my opinion, would be preferable. I further trust that your visit in Eretz Yisroel will not be a hurried one.

I do not know the schedule of President Shazar, and cannot therefore say it with certainty, but I trust that for various reasons, President Shazar will be pleased to meet with you and Mrs. Greene. I suggest, therefore, that when you arrive, you should get in touch with Rabbi Shlomo Yosef Zevin (Yona St. 5 in Jerusalem). I believe that Rabbi Zevin will be able to find out about the possibility of your meeting with the President, and I trust that despite the undoubtedly full presidential schedule, there would be an opportunity for you to get acquainted and visit with the President. Mr Shazar speaks English as well as Yiddish, while with Rabbi Zevin you will have no problem to converse in Yiddish.

Last but not least, I want to express my very profound gratification on the report of your various public appearances in England, and the impact which they have had. I am confident that the impressions and benefits will be lasting.

I am also very gratified to note from your correspondence that you have found the visit in England very useful from your personal aspects and your scientific work. As I had occasion to mention before, this area is also related to your spiritual work, inasmuch as your scientific successes obviously will increase also your influence in the area of spreading Torah-Yiddishkeit.

Please convey my personal regards and appreciation also to Mrs. Greene. I have heard that she has contributed in no small measure to the general success of your visit in London.

With prayerful wishes for continued and growing Hatzlocho, and

With blessing, /signature