By the Grace of G‑d
15th of Tammuz, 5744
Brooklyn, N.Y.

To All Participants in the
Event in Honor of Rabbi Sholom Posner

Greeting and Blessing:

I was pleased to be informed of the forthcoming event of a well deserved tribute to Rabbi Sholom Posner for over four decades of service to the Pittsburgh Jewish community, and particularly as the head of the Torah institutions founded by, and conducted in the spirit of, my father-in-law, the Rebbe of saintly memory, whose Geulo anniversary we have just observed on the 12-13th of Tammuz.

It is well to bear in mind the words of the Baal HaGeulo on the occasion of the first anniversary of his Geulo that the Geulo was not a personal one, but is related to everyone who pursues the way of the Torah and is active in spreading and strengthening Yiddishkeit. Therefore, the Geulo anniversary is a source of inspiration for all of us to redouble our efforts in this direction, especially in the most vital area of Torah education, remembering the basic lesson of his experiences that when a Jew is firmly determined to live up to his, or her, commitment to Torah and Yiddishkeit, all difficulties are bound to be overcome. Morever, everyone who follows in the footsteps of the Baal HeGeulo is assured of his prayer and blessing of Hatzlocho.

With prayerful wishes for Hatzlocho in all above, and

With esteem and blessing,
M. Schneerson