By the Grace of G‑d
2nd of Iyar, 5717
[May 3, 1957]
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greeting and Blessing:

I duly received your letter in which you refer to the meeting which took place at Bornstein’s. In the meantime you surely received my letter and good wishes for Pesach, and I trust that you will do everything on your part so that the blessings will be fulfilled.

Because of the intervening festival, my reply to your personal question has been delayed. You ask about the question of entering a new business, since your present business is connected with seasonal trade, and there are months in the year when there is not much to do. Nevertheless, it is my opinion that you should not give up your present business, partly for the reasons you mention in your letter, and especially as this business has served as your channel of Parnosso, which enabled you and your wife to bring up your children in the Jewish way of life, and to make steady advancement in this direction, as I have had occasion to note since my own contact with you. This justifies the expectation that you will continue to advance along this road and go from strength to strength. However, while not giving up your present business, it may be advisable to enter into some side line, to which you could apply yourself during the slack months and perhaps even at other times, so long as it does not interfere with your present business.

May G‑d help you in your present business with ever-growing success, and with an increase in Parnosso in general, so that you and your wife could, with peace of mind and happiness, enjoy much nachas from each other and from the whole family.

With Blessing,
M. Schneerson