The text of this letter was sent to various individuals, personally addressed to each one.1

B”H, 3 Tishrei, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your good wishes for Rosh HaShanah: “May everyone who grants blessing be blessed”2 with blessings whose additional measure exceeds their source3 for a chasimah and a gmar chasimah tovah for a good and sweet year in all matters.

Omens are meaningful. In particular, this applies to Rosh HaShanah (Horios 12a). Now, the beginning and the head of this year falls “when Shabbos enters.” The head includes all of the limbs, and from it, vitality is drawn down to them. Similar concepts apply to Rosh HaShanah, “the head of year” (as explained at length in the beginning of Ateres Rosh).4 “When Shabbos enters... all strict judgments are severed... and [all of Israel] are crowned with new souls” (Zohar, Vol. II, p. 135a). May it be G‑d’s will that this all be drawn down throughout the entire year in a revealed manner, in visible and apparent good.

With wishes for a chasimah and a gmar chasimah tovah for a good and sweet year for you and your household,

M. Schneerson

I was pleased to see you overcome your natural emotional tendencies.... Enclosed is the maamar for Shabbos Teshuvah5 which speaks about this [subject]. You will surely share it with others.

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