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

B”H, 26 MarCheshvan, 5711

Greetings and blessings,

I received your letter of the Sunday of Parshas Vayeira in which you write that your granddaughter ... does not feel comfortable in her Jewish class and cries frequently. You feel that it is her Jewish studies that are having this effect on her.

I inquired about the curriculum and the textbooks employed there. According to the information I received, I believe that this is not the reason [for her crying]. Instead, the reason is that she is lacking the right friends and the like.

Therefore one should endeavor that those who direct the class should find appropriate friends for her. Then your granddaughter will feel better and you will see that there is no reason at all to be unsettled about the matter.

You must know that your granddaughter is studying in an institution that was founded by my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ; was [guided] under his leadership, and today, is [guided] by the same leadership. This is not a matter that can lead to grief. On the contrary, it brings both material and spiritual health. The children’s study in these institutions will bring Jewish and chassidic warmth and light into the homes of their parents.

I hope to hear the good tidings that your granddaughter is feeling better and is making good progress in her Jewish studies.

With blessing and the hope to hear good tidings,

Menachem Schneerson

Enclosed is a digest of the talks from Shabbos Bereishis. Certainly you will read it with attention, particularly secs. 21 and 22.