By the Grace of G‑d
14th of Tammuz, 5728 [July 10, 1968]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

I received your letter of the 5th of July, which reached me with some delay.

You are quite right that I was surprised at the tenor of your letter. For although such a mood would be quite understandable in regard to another person, it does not harmonize with a believing Jew. As we have talked about it many times, there is every reason to hope with certainty that all the difficulties and setbacks in the Parnossoh situation will be overcome.

You should be quite strong in your Bitachon in G‑d that the time will come - and may G‑d grant that it should be very soon - when both of you will realize that the difficulties and trials of the past were Divine blessings in disguise and will be able to say, "I thank Thee O G‑d for having been 'angry' with me" (Isa. 12:1), for you will see how much G‑d's kindnesses have recompensed you for the past, in regard to Parnosso, good name, etc., and above all, in the area of true Yiddish Nachas from your children.