By the Grace of G‑d
5th of Tammuz, 5720 [June 30, 1960]
Brooklyn, N. Y.

Blessing and Greeting:

I received your two letters of the 17th of Sivan, in which you report about the last meetings of the N'shei Chabad. May G‑d grant that your group extend its activities and influence both in quantity and quality commensurate with the great need for this kind of work.

I trust that plans have been made in advance with regard to vacation time. For, as I have often stressed in the past, efforts to strengthen and spread Yiddishkeit must not be interrupted, though it is necessary to change the program in accordance with the seasons of the year. As my father-in-law of saintly memory used to say, "The past teaches about the future", I trust that your past experience will guide you as to the program of activity for the summer.

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With regard to your other letter, in which you write about the condition of----, I will remember her in prayer when visiting the holy resting place of my father-in-law of saintly memory at an auspicious time. It would be well for her if someone could impress upon her the importance of having complete faith in G‑d, Whose Benevolent Providence extends to everyone and everything in particular, as has been emphasized by the saintly Baal Shem Tov. Bearing in mind also that G‑d is the Essence of Goodness, and that He is both able and willing to do good, it should dispel anxiety and worry, as it is written "G‑d is with me, I shall not fear." This is also why every Jew is expected to serve G‑d with joy and gladness of heart, and that such service embraces the Jew's total life throughout the 24 hours of the day.

Hoping to hear good news from you,
With blessing,