The name of the person to whom this letter was sent was not released.

22 Iyar, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

Via the chassidic communal leader, Rabbi Mordechai Chodakov, I received your letter in which you write that your business is quiet at present and you are worried because of the debts that you have.

There is no need to be agitated about this, because in general, the economy is in [somewhat of] a recession. Nevertheless, it is necessary to invest effort in finding new customers instead of waiting until they come into the store on their own initiative. You have to go out and make it known among your friends and their acquaintances that you deal in dry goods. Certainly, G‑d will send you sustenance from His full and holy hand.

You must, however, maintain the fixed pattern of Torah study that you have established. This will keep open the channels of Divine influence for you and for your wife in everything that you need.

I hope that you will share good tidings with me about the above. Enclosed is a sichah from Lag BaOmer1 that has recently been printed. Certainly, you will study from it yourself and share appropriate portions of it with your wife.

With blessings for ample sustenance,