By the Grace of G‑d
Rosh Chodesh Sivan, 5722
[June 3, 1962]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sholom u’Brocho:

I am in receipt of your letter of May 21st. With reference to your publications, you will find at the bottom of this letter the address of our London office, where you can obtain all pertinent information.

You, of course, are quite right about the need of strong action against all inimical movements and ideologies that pose dangers to the Torah view and the Jewish way of life. But pessimism is not justified, and the duty to strengthen and spread Torah Yiddishkeit is not confined to certain Rabbis, but every Jewish individual is similarly dutybound. Where there are few Jews who recognize and care about the state of Yiddishkeit, then the responsibility of those who do is increased manyfold. I refer to your community and your yourself. At the same time it is necessary to recognize also that the duties and responsibilities which G‑d imposes are, obviously, commensurate with one’s capacities; from which it follows that the capacities are there to meet their challenge of the time and place; for, as our sages declare, “G‑d does not deal despotically with his creatures.” I trust therefore that you will not underestimate your capacities, both those in evidence and, especially, those latent ones which have to be actualized. I shall be glad to hear good news from you.

At this time before Shevuoth, the festival of the Giving of the Torah at Sinai, I wish you an inspiring Yom Tov of Kabbolas haTorah b’simcho u’bepnimius [receiving the Torah with joy and innerness].

With blessing,