By the Grace of G‑d
22nd of Kislev, 5722 [November 30, 1961]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

Thank you for your correspondence. I trust that you observed Yud Tes Kislev in a suitable way, and that you will also make the fullest use of the auspicious days of Chanukah which we will soon celebrate, to spread the light of the Torah and Mitzvoth in an ever-growing measure, as indicated by the Mitzvah of the Chanukah candles which we kindle in increasing numbers each night of Chanukah, and which have to illuminate not only the home but also the "outside." Your success in this direction in the past will surely encourage you to further and greater endeavors, and will also facilitate your further success.

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I read with interest the article in the Bnai Akiva Journal. I trust it had a good effect on the readers, and that it, too, will be utilized to the fullest extent and in accordance with the teachings of our Sages that the essential thing is the practice in the daily life. I trust you will continue to keep me informed.

Wishing you a happy and inspiring Chanukah,

With blessing,

Replying to your questions: when you Daven individually, you should follow Nusach Ari; when you act as Shliach-Tzibbur (if there is a need for it) - you should follow the Nusach of the majority of the congregation. If at all possible, you should also Daven Maariv b'Tzibbur but if they Daven early, you should be very careful to read all Krias Shema before going to bed. - To cooperate with ---- is very advisable; said the wisest of all men, "Two are better than one." Please write in suitable detail about ---- visit and results (if any), and thanks in anticipation.