By the Grace of G‑d
13th of Shevat, 5740
January 31, 1980
Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Honorable S. E. Eizenstat
The White House
Washington, D. C.

Greeting and Blessing:

It was a distinct pleasure to see you and greet you personally at the thirtieth anniversary celebration of Yud Shevat. I was also deeply gratified on being informed of the very impressive address you delivered at the dinner reception preceding the farbrengen in tribute to our Lubavitch movement before that distinguished audience.

I sincerely appreciate your warm sentiments and good wishes, which I can best reciprocate by reiterating the dictum of our Sages, “He who blesses others is blessed by G‑d Himself.” Accordingly, may you and yours be blessed “out of His full, open, holy, and ample Hand,” in a most generous measure, materially and spiritually.

Included in the above is also the blessing for Hatzlocho in the high position which Divine Providence has bestowed on you, to be closely associated with the President of the United States, with extraordinary opportunities of rendering public service on the highest level, for Jews and non-Jews, both in this country and in many parts of the world.

With all good wishes to you and yours, and

With esteem and blessing,

P.S. Along with expressing my appreciation to the President for gracing the ceremony of lighting the Chanukah Candelabra in front of the White House with his presence, I take this opportunity of conveying to you my sincere pleasure at your participation in the ceremony, together with your wife and sons, and being honored with actually lighting it. May the message of the Chanukah Lights illuminate your lives and brighten your Mazel, and may it also be “a light unto the feet” of all mankind.