By the Grace of G‑d
14th of Teveth, 5718 [January 6th, 1958]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mrs. Malke Sarah Kuperman
Bronx, New York

Blessing and Greeting:

I received your letter, and was pleased to read about the good work of the women's group, about which you write that it is going along by itself, with little effort on your part. In this connection I would like to point out what is explained in Chassidus [chassidic teachings], that even where a thing is so established that it is going on by itself, without outside effort, it is clear, however, how much better it would go where there is an additional effort from outside. This is explained in connection with the well-known saying of our Sages, "Effort with success, believe; success without effort, do not believe," which has been said about the study of the Torah and the observance of the Mitzvoth, even in connection with people of great mental capacity, etc. For, true success comes only after suitable efforts.

I therefore trust that you will make every effort to gain ever-growing success for the group. No doubt you also know my view that among the subjects to be studied by young married women's groups should be included also the subject of Taharas Hamishpocho [Family Purity]. I trust that this is so in the case of your group.

With reference to the news that you are nearly due to give birth, may G‑d help you complete your pregnancy and give birth to a healthy, normal child, in a happy and auspicious hour.

With blessing,
M. Schneerson