B”H, the days preceding the Shavuos holiday, 5709

This letter was addressed to Rabbi A. Z.

Greetings and blessings,

I have not heard the reason for the change in the appear­ance of the Yud in [the Rebbe’s] signature — see also the two letters in the [enclosed] kuntreis.

[Regarding] what you write in your letter, “When I have the opportunity, I will study:”1 Everything that occurs to a Jew in general, and certainly to a chassid whobelieves in hashgachah peratis as taught by the Baal Shem Tov, understands that the time when the suggestion was made and the events that happen at that time [are significant]. This is especially true [since the suggestion] comes from one’s Rebbe. [An example is] the well-known incident that occurred with Reb Y. C. of Lieple in the morning on the day before Pesach, before prayer.2