By the Grace of G‑d
8th of Adar II, 5738 [March 17, 1978]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

I was pleased to receive the first issue of your magazine which was published in connection with Purim and Pesach.

Since I see that the magazine includes my Purim message about the role of Jewish children in the miracle of Purim as well as a Pesach message, in which the role of Jewish children is also emphasized, there is no need for me to elaborate on it here, although the role of Jewish children in Jewish life in general, and in connection with the festivals in particular, cannot be overemphasized.

I will only add that inasmuch as G‑d has given every Jewish child boy and girl, such an important role, it is certain that He has given them also the powers to carry it out in the fullest measure, and with joy and gladness of heart.

Please convey to all your readers my prayerful wishes for a joyous and inspiring Purim, and may everyone, in the midst of all our people, be blessed with a full measure of "light, joy, gladness and honor" - both in the ordinary sense of the words, as well as in their inner meaning, namely "Light - this is Torah, etc." Since the Torah and Mitzvos, though a must for their own sake, are also the way to be blessed with "light, joy, gladness and honor" in the ordinary sense.

With blessing,

[Editor’s note: This letter was written to the Editors of Campers Magazine, published in England.]