By the Grace of G‑d
2nd of Tammuz, 5715
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[June 22, 1955]

Sholom uBrocho:

After the prolonged interval, I was pleased to receive your letter, though I have been receiving your regards through Rabbi Shem Tov.

I was especially pleased to learn from your letter that even when business was not all that could be desired for a while, you have maintained your Tzedoko at somewhat more than “Maaser,” which showed that your faith in G‑d did not weaken, and G‑d does not remain in debt and rewards generously, so that before long one can see that one’s faith was justified.

Since you have again been elected to a prominent communal position, I trust that you are using all your influence both in a wider circle, as well as among your relatives and friends, to strengthen their faith and confidence in G‑d and feel certain that all G‑d does is for the good.

You mention in your letter that an opportunity has presented itself to you for a good transaction with the Ministry of Supply, but you find yourself hard pressed for cash. Based on the saying of our Sages (Bobo Basro 15b) that money from a G‑d-fearing man brings Hatzlocho, I am enclosing a check for $18.00 from one of the Funds established by my father-in-law of saintly memory and still under his care, to be applied in your business for Hatzlocho.

I was very gratified to read in your letter that the new Mikvah is making good progress, for Taharas haMishpocho is the foundation of our people and a condition of the Redemption, as it is written “And I will sprinkle on you pure water” (Ezekiel 36,5), and explained also in the Brayso, end of Sotah. From which one can appreciate the great Zechus of those who are active in this cause.

I learned with regret about the passing away of Rabbi Feldman. I am interested to know if he has left children who are walking in his ways, and if a vacancy has been created to fill his place.

Wishing you success in your business and to use the money on healthy and happy things,

With blessing,

M. Schneerson