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

B”H, 20 Adar, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

Rabbi C. A. Chodakov conveyed to me the difficulty of your present situation and the extent that you feel the obligation to serve as a positive influence on your family and your surroundings.

As is well known, my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, sincerely asked all those who merited to gather under his wing, and how much more so, to those who merited to be his students, to be candles that shine forth light. Moreover, he did not merely make a request, he also gave of his spirit and empowered them so that, with the appropriate efforts, they could fulfill this request.

It is up to each one of us to bring this power from a potential state into actual expression even though at times this requires a greater measure of inner strength and effort....

With blessings and with greetings and with the hope of hearing good tidings from you,

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson