The name of the recipient of this letter was not released.

25 Iyar, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

After meeting in the house of study, I did not have the opportunity to see you again. [Therefore,] I am writing to you now and sending you my blessing for your daughter and your son-in-law. May you have nachas from your grandson, and them, from their son. May they raise him [and prepare him] for Torah study, marriage, and good deeds.

We are approaching the holiday of Shavuos, the Season of the Giving of our Torah. The Midrash states1 that [before giving the Torah], G‑d asked for guarantors. When the Jews offered guarantors, promising that their children will carry out the Torah’s [directives], G‑d then agreed to give the Jews the holy Torah.

This should serve as a lesson for all of us. Everyone who desires to receive the Torah as he should must endeavor that his children and grandchildren — and also the children of other Jews — be educated in the Torah way. And he should help the institutions and all those who work for the kosher education of Jewish boys and girls [to see that] they become good, frum Jews.

With blessings for a happy holiday and with greetings and blessings of mazel tov to your son-in-law and daughter,