The name of the youth to whom this letter was sent was not released.

B”H, Yud-Tes Kislev,
the holiday of our redemption
and the deliverance of our souls, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I read with satisfaction your letter in which you inform me that you are studying Chumash with Rashi’s commentary and the tractate Bava Metzia in the Gemara.

My revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, would always bless youths, from whom he derived satisfaction, with the blessing that they grow to be G‑d-fearing, chassidim, and scholars. I am thus sending you this blessing: that you grow up to be G‑d-fearing, a chassid, and a scholar. To a large extent, this is dependent on your will: that you pray every day from a siddur, that you study diligently, and you observe the mitzvos in which you are obligated.

Inform me from time to time about your studies.

With a blessing that you succeed in your studies,

Menachem Schneerson