By the Grace of G‑d
6th of Iyar, 5735
Brooklyn, N.Y.


London, England.

Blessing and Greeting:

I am in receipt of your letter of 2nd of Iyar, and was pleased to read the good news it contained. May G‑d grant that you should have good news to report also in the other matters which you mentioned in your letter, and you should go from strength to strength in all matters of goodness and holiness.

With regard to the problem of concentration in prayer, generally a useful advice is to daven b'tzibur, or at any rate at the time when the tzibbur davens. It is also helpful to daven from the siddur, and even when one davens by heart - to keep the siddur open at the right place. Finally, it is good to follow the Shulchan Aruch's direction to give Tzedoko before davenning on week days - bli neder.

As we are now coming from the month of Nissan, the month of Geulo, may G‑d grant you a growing measure of Geulo from all distractions and hindrances.

Hoping to hear good news from you.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson

As written, printed in Return to Roots p. 241