By the Grace of G‑d
5th of lyar, 5719 [May 13, 1959]
Brooklyn, N. Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

I received your letter, in which you write about your younger sister Sarah, who is now in South Africa living with your family, and whether it would be advisable to bring her to Montreal, etc., in order to provide her with a better Jewish environment and educational facilities.

If your sister, who I understand is 12 years old, is not too pampered and is sufficiently grown for her age, it would be advisable to bring her to a place where the environment and education of Jewish daughters is on a higher level, such as Montreal or New York, especially where there are friends of the family.

With regard to the question about growing a beard, and how you should feel about it, etc., this is certainly for yourself to decide. However, since a person is likely to be subjective, it would be advisable for you to discuss the matter with your Roshei Yeshiva, who know you personally and could help you make a decision in this matter.

As for the question how to make use of the summer in the best possible way, it would be well to divide the summer, so that part of the time you should learn together with a friend, and also devote several weeks to travel as a representative of the Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch, or be a counselor in the Camp Gan Israel.

I trust that you observe the three daily Shiurim of Chumash, Tillim and Tanya, and that you are generally learning with diligence and devotion, and may G‑d bless you with success.

Hoping to hear good news from you,

With blessing,