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

1 Sivan, 5711,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greetings and blessings,

I received your letter of Monday, Parshas Bamidbar, in which you write that a marriage partner has been suggested to you, but she has doubts about the matter and it is possible that she and her father will come to ask my opinion.

You do not mention the name of the woman involved. Also, it is not clear if you are asking for advice or if your desire is that I should know your perspective [on the matter] before the woman and her father come to me.

With regard to the core of the issue: In such a situation, one follows the practice of “sending many friends to him,”1 i.e., to find acquaintances or relatives who can influence the other side in a manner they find acceptable. For it is apparent from your letter that you are unable to clarify the reason why a decision regarding this suggestion has not been made. Certainly, you will inform me when you have good news regarding this.

I would be interested in knowing whether you have established fixed times for Torah study in general and the teachings of Chassidus in particular. If in previous years, the study of Chassidus was necessary, at present, for many different reasons, it has become a matter that cannot be done without. In the present instance it is unnecessary to elaborate on the matter because — as you write in your letter — your grandfather would travel to the Rebbe. Thus to borrow an adage of my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe זצוקללה"ה, נבג"ם, זי"ע:2 You are turning to me in a matter concerning a shidduch, that being a matter that is “as difficult as the Splitting of the Sea of Reeds.”3 As our Sages say:4 “The Holy One, blessed be He, sits and arranges matches.” Now, I am not an expert shadchan and not even an amateur shadchan. Nevertheless, you wish to hear my opinion. How much more so should you listen to my opinion regarding establishing a study session in Chassidus.

May G‑d grant you success on your path in life. By connecting yourself to pnimiyus haTorah, the Torah’s inner, mystic secrets — which is the luminary of the Torah5 — you will illuminate your paths, enabling you to find the proper path and [make] a decision appropriate for you in both material and spiritual matters.

Enclosed is a sichah from Lag BaOmer that was recently printed with a communal letter that is relevant to it.6 These [texts] also speak about the study of pnimiyus haTorah.

With blessings for receiving the Torah with joy and inner feeling,