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B”H, 13 Menachem Av, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your letter of 7 Menachem Av stating that the 12th of Menachem Av is your birthday on which you complete the 25th year of your life; may it be [filled with] long and good years. With this I am conveying my blessings that the blessings conveyed upon you by my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, be fulfilled in a complete manner with regard to material and spiritual matters.

[May you merit the fulfillment of the charge:] “From the age of 25 and upwards, he shall come to serve in the forces” (Behaalos’cha 8:24), according to the interpretation of the term “forces” in the maamar of 13 Shvat1 at the conclusion of the subsection beginning “And you shall make a Sanctuary for Me.” Note the gloss of the Kessef Mishneh to Hilchos Klei HaMikdash 3:7.2

Surely you are involving yourself in [seeking] a fitting shidduch in the appropriate manner in keeping with our Sages’ statement:3 “It is the way of a man to seek out [a woman....]”

Certainly you have fixed times for the study of the teachings of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, in addition to your other study sessions. Would you inform me of this?

With blessings for establishing yourself in a proper manner.

Awaiting good tidings from you,

Menachem Schneerson