The name of the recipient of this letter was not released.

B”H, 9 Elul, 5710

Blessings and greetings, 1

In reply to your letter [which relates] that the doctors maintain that you must undergo an operation and you ask for a blessing.

You certainly observe the Jewish custom of donating to charity before candlelighting, [placing coins] in the charity box of Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes. 2

Most likely, the doctors you visited were specialists and at least two of them were of the opinion that [you should undergo the operation]. If so, may G‑d help that the operation be satisfactory and that you will be able to share good tidings that you have been blessed with viable offspring.

With blessings for a complete recovery and for a kesivah vachasimah tovah,

Menachem Schneerson

I would be interested to know about the makeup of your family and their occupation.