By the Grace of G‑d
25th or Adar, 5721 [March 13, 1961]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

I received your letter of the 11th of Adar, with the enclosure. You ask whether it would be advisable for your mother to move to a Home at this time. Generally speaking, a change in surroundings which would, at the same time, also involve a change of care, for a person of her age, is in itself somewhat risky. All the more so when the change is from being together with one's children to a home among strangers. Therefore, I agree with the opinion of the doctor, which you quote in your letter that this would be risky and could be considered only if it was made absolutely sure that she would benefit from the change. The fact that your mother speaks favorably about it is not surprising, since she has not actually experienced being in a Home, and her imagination may delude her.

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With regard to the question of business, you ought to discuss the matter with friends and business people to whom you could outline all the pertinent details, both those that you write about and others that are difficult to enumerate in a letter. And may G‑d grant that they advise you in the way that is best for you in every respect.

I trust that you participated in a get-together on Purim, and may the joy and inspiration of Purim last you throughout the year.

Hoping to hear good news from you,

With blessing,
M. Schneerson