By the Grace of G‑d
Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan,
5735. Brooklyn, N.Y.

Dr. S. L. Simons

Greeting and Blessing:

Thank you very much for your letter of the 27th of Tishrei and enclosures.

I appreciate your thoughtfulness in letting me know the good news about joint effort with Mrs. Simons in the matter of publicizing candle lighting time and Torah readings for the week.

As for the deed itself, there is no need to say “thank you” for it, for your reward is assured from Heaven, but it is in order for me to say thank you for the pleasure which you brought me with the above news.

I trust that inasmuch as you have the editor’s cooperation, it will be possible for you to add another line to indicate the time of the termination of Shabbos, thus making the whole thing complete by specifying both the beginning and the end of the holy Shabbos.

Inasmuch as our Sages declare that human nature is such that ambition grows with accomplishments. Or, as they put it, “He who has 100, desires 200, and having attained 200, desires 400,” I am confident that your accomplishment in this very important matter will be the forerunner of further and greater accomplishments in spreading true Yiddishkeit in your community. The Zechus Horabim will surely stand you and yours in good stead.

With blessing

M. Schneerson