By the Grace of G‑d
22nd of Elul, 5723 [September 11, 1963]
Brooklyn, New York

Greeting and Blessing:

I received your letter in which you write about your birthday in this month.

I send you my prayerful wishes for a happy and successful year, materially and spiritually. Above all, it is important for you, considering your age, to make every possible effort to strengthen your devotion and diligence in the study of the Torah and the fulfillment of the Mitzvos. Every Jew has been assured that if he sanctifies himself a little by his own effort, he is sanctified a great deal from above.

Let me know your full Hebrew name and your mother's Hebrew name, as also in the case of your brother for whom you request a blessing, and I will remember you both in prayer.

Hoping to hear good news from you and wishing you a Kesivo veChasimo Tovah.

With blessing,