By the Grace of G‑d
2nd of Shevat, 5740 [January 20, 1980]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

Your letter of Jan. 14th, with the enclosure, reached me with some delay. In it you write about the forthcoming opening of your new business on the 14th of September. May G‑d grant that it should be with Hatzlocho.

Although you do not mention it, I am certain that the business will be conducted in strict observance of Shabbos and Yom Tov. For, if this is a "must" in the conduct of the home, it is no less imperative that the parnosso should be a Kosher one, in accordance with G‑d's Will, which also insures that the income will be spent on good and healthy and happy things both materially and spiritually.

There is also a timely significance in the date of the opening, which is in the week of Shabbos Shiro (Beshalach) followed by Parshas Yisro, the Shabbos of Mattan Torah. In the first, the role of the Jewish woman is emphasized by the song of Miriam, which is followed up by the song of Devorah in the Haftorah, while in the second, we find the commandment "Remember the Shabbos day to keep it holy" as one of the Ten Commandments.

Receipt is enclosed for your Tzedoko, and may it additionally stand you and yours in good stead, particularly that you and your husband should have true Yiddish Nachas from your children, in good health and ample sustenance.

Hoping to hear good news from you in all above,

P.S. It would be well that you should keep in your business place a Tzedoko Pushka, into which you as well as your customers could put in a coin, which will further widen the channels to receive G‑d's blessings in all needs.