This letter is addressed to Dov Padover with whom the Rebbe became acquainted when they both lived in war-torn France.1

B”H, 18 Kislev, 5706, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

With this, we acknowledge receipt of your contribution to Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch. A receipt is enclosed. I hope that you will continue to show interest in the work of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch and will endeavor to assist not only with your physical person and your financial resources, but that you will use your influence on your circle of acquaintances to grant them a share of the merit and spur their hearts [to supporting] these efforts.

The Torah states:2 “A man is a tree of the field.” We see that every small change in a seed brings about an extreme change in the tree [that grows from it]. Similar concepts apply with regard to the education of a child. Therefore it is worthwhile to repeatedly endeavor to bring about even a slight improvement in his education. How much more so [does this apply] when the education [to which he is exposed] must be corrected with regard to fundamental aspects that may influence the child throughout his entire life!

And one can be assured that endeavors and activities that are performed with genuine [commitment] will not be unproductive.

With blessings and with respect,

Rabbi Menachem Schneerson
Executive Director