By the Grace of G‑d
8th of Teves, 5724 [December 24, 1963]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Blessing and Greetings:

No doubt you received my acknowledgment of your letter of the 10th of Kislev.

Referring to the question of the best means of transportation in connection with your trip to the U.S.A., I suggest that you discuss this matter too with the doctor, taking into consideration the change of climate from Australia to the U.S.A. At the same time, you will inquire his opinion as to when would be the most suitable time both for you and your child to make the trip. Needless to say, it is necessary to reckon seriously with the doctor's advice.

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As for the question of making the trip by boat, I doubt whether such a voyage, which undoubtedly takes two to three weeks, would not be too much of a strain, both for you and the child. This too should be discussed with the doctor.

I read with interest your description of your rumination at the fireside while making a fire. Perhaps it would be advisable for you to write an article in the form of a soliloquy or an essay, on the model of Emerson and the like, for publication in some suitable journal. Of course, you know the analogy mentioned in the Tanya (Chapter 29) of firewood which refuses to light up.

With prayerful wishes to you and all yours, and with blessing,