By the Grace of G‑d
12 Elul, 5731
Brooklyn, NY

Greetings and Blessings!

I hereby acknowledge receiving your letter, and thank you for the good tidings in it.

May it be G‑d's will that He fulfill your heart's desires for good, and even more than you requested, for G‑d's blessings come - as in the traditional expression - "From His full, open, holy and generous Hand."

And relevant at this time, how fine and appropriate it is [to share the following:] - as the teaching of the Alter Rebbe about this time of year, the days of Elul, being a preparation for Rosh Hashanah, and in his words:

"It can be understood with a parable of a king, where before he arrives in the city, the people of the city go out to meet him, and they greet him in the field. Then, anyone who wants to go out to receive the king is allowed to, and he greets all of them with a pleasant countenance, and shows them all a joyful face. When he goes to the city, they then follow him, etc.”

May G‑d shine His countenance upon you, etc., that, “He shines upon a person from the place of His inner desire."

(Likkutei Torah, Parshas Re'eh, pg. 32)

With esteem and respect, and with blessing to be written and sealed for a good and sweet year, both materially and spiritually, and for a complete and speedy recovery soon in the days of Elul, and all that was mentioned above.

M. Schneerson

(Igros Kodesh 27, p. 212)