By the Grace of G‑d
24th of Sivan, 5738 [June 29, 1978]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Brighton, Mass. 02135

Greeting and Blessing:

I duly received your letter of the 24th of Iyar. As requested, I will remember you in prayer for the fulfillment your heart's desires for good in the matters about which you wrote.

Having had the great Zechus to find your identity and commitment to Yiddishkeit, Torah and Mitzvoth, under such adverse circumstances and overwhelming odds, until G‑d helped you to come out from there to freedom, it is gratifying to note your efforts in behalf of those who are as of yet still behind the Iron Curtain, and we surely share the hope and confidence that they too will find freedom.

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What I would like to emphasize in particular is that persons like yourself, and other Jews of similar experience, have a tremendous impact in their surroundings in this country, for they serve as a shining example and inspiration. Certainly where one has a prominent position in a certain field, it is human nature that many people look up to him and are influenced by his personal way of life and ideas, including those which are not related to his particular field. Thus, one is in a privileged situation to promote Yiddishkeit, Torah and Mitzvoth, to a far greater extent.

It is also certain that where the opportunities and challenges are greater, G‑d provides the extra strength to meet them and carry them out in the fullest measure.

Wishing you Hatzlocho in all above,

With esteem and blessing,
M. Schneerson