By the Grace of G‑d
In the Days of Sefirah, 5739
Brooklyn, N.Y.

Mr. & Mrs. England.
Greeting and Blessing:

This is to acknowledge receipt of your correspondence, and may G‑d grant the fulfillment of your heart’s desires for good.

Appropos of the present days of Sefirah, I wish to reiterate a point which I have had occasion to mention before, which is particularly instructive.

As you surely know, the text of the Counting of the Omer is in the form of cardinal numbers, and not ordinal, as, for example,“Today are two days of the Omer”, (instead of “Today is the second day of the Omer”). The instruction contained in this is that in all matters of Yiddishkeit, goodness and holiness - that what was accomplished the day before not only remains today, to be added to the accomplishments of today, but much more.

When we say, “Today are two days of the Omer”, it means that we not only have the sum total of both days, but more than that.

For, as our Sages remind us, the weight lifted by two persons in a joint effort, is greater than the sum total of the weight which these individuals could have lifted individually.

May G‑d grant that this should be so in your case, in advancing from strength to strength in all matters of goodness and holiness, Torah and Mitzvos.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson

P.S. … May G‑d grant that just as you had Hatzlocho in the past, so you should be Matzliach even more in the future, and be able to do it in ample Parnosso materially and spiritually, and above all, to have true Yiddish Chassidish Nachas from each and all of your children and offspring, in good health and with joy and gladness of heart.