Dr. ——

New York, N.Y.

Blessing and Greeting:

After not hearing from you for a considerable length of time, I was pleased to receive your letter with the enclosed article. Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness in sending me this article which, of course, I read with interest. May we soon merit to see the fulfillment of the prophecy, “For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of G‑d, to serve Him with one consent,” when there will be no possibility of the recurrence of the events with which your article deals.

Incidentally, with further reference to your article, it is regrettable to note that public opinion has not sufficiently been aroused in protest against the vogue in some American Jewish circles to squander millions of dollars on centers, or even fancy synagogues, at a time when the money could be much better spent in support of Torah institutions and Yeshiva education. It is also most unfortunate that teachers in Yeshivot and Hebrew Day Schools are generally underpaid, and the holier the subject which they teach, the less remuneration they receive, with the least security. Even in the same institution, it often happens that the salary of teachers seems to be in the opposite proportion to the subject they teach. Apart from the direct and negative results of making these positions the least attractive in the teaching profession, and the frustration of the teachers affected, it shows the attitude towards Torah and Torah education in general, and it also has an adverse effect upon the students, who cannot fail to see this discrimination.

With particular interest, I read in your letter about your lectures in the past, as well as in the current year. May G‑d grant that all your affairs should be with Hatzlacha, including the essential matter (and you will forgive me for emphasizing it so frequently), namely a suitable Shidduch for you.

With blessing,