This letter was addressed to R. A. Horowitz.

B”H, 7 Adar I, 5708

Greetings and blessings,

You have certainly been informed about the girls’ schools that have been founded by my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe Shlita. One of them is located in the city of Prague. Now that R. Shalom Mendel Kalmanson, who invested effort in the improvement of that school, has left, we are asking you to give appropriate attention to this lofty matter and to devote your time and energy to supervising the school in a proper manner. [The intent is that] it should be conducted as befits the will of its founder, my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe Shlita, that it grow and expand both in size, i.e., in the number of its students, and also in quality, that the knowledge of the students and their development be based on the fear of G‑d and chassidic character traits. You will certainly maintain correspondence with us with regard to all of the above.

The great value of the education of [Jewish] girls has already been explained in several places. The clearest explanation is, however, from life itself which shows the fundamental importance of this matter. In particular, this is true in the present age, one of destruction, where there is a need to build in new places and under entirely new and foreign conditions. [Under such circumstances,] maintaining a desirable structure and the tradition of our ancestors requires much effort from all the members of the household. The commands and directives from the head of the household alone are not sufficient.

Our Sages (Shmos Rabbah 28:2) state that at the Giving of the Torah, [Moshe] was required to speak to the women first and then to the men. In this manner, the Torah can be maintained. The lesson to the coming generations is obvious.

Awaiting your letter with good tidings and with wishes for everlasting good in all matters,

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson

Enclosed is a maamar from the series of maamarim entitled Todeaini.1 Until now, [such material] was sent by R. Shalom Mendel [Kalmanson] to Poking.

Also enclosed is a study schedule.