By the Grace of G‑d
23rd of Adar II, 5722
Brooklyn, N.Y.
[March 29, 1962]

Greeting and Blessing:

I received your letter of March 25th.

Although I do not know the individuals you mention who are in charge of your bank accounts, it seems to me that you could have taken a firmer attitude in discussing your affairs with them and which would have, undoubtedly, been more effective.

However, one does not bewail the past, and may G‑d grant that the results should be the same as if you had taken a firmer stand, and may you enjoy even a greater measure of success in the future, so that you should be able to devote your efforts and mind solely to matters of Yiddishkeit and its central point, Chasidus. As you know, our Sages emphasize, “if you will eat from the toil of your hands”, meaning that the head should be left for more important things and even where it is necessary to apply mental effort in business, it should be in a minimum way, so that “try and you will succeed” may be accomplished in the area of spiritual matters.

As we are now in the auspicious period between Purim and Pesach, between one Geuloh and another Geuloh, and are soon to celebrate the festival of our Liberation, may G‑d grant you a goodly measure of freedom from anxiety, so that you can dedicate yourself to the strengthening and spreading of the Torah and Mitzvoth illuminated by the light and warmth of Chasidus in an ever growing measure.

And on the eve of Shabbos Mevorchim Rosh Chodesh Nissan, I wish you and yours a happy month of Nissan, and hoping to hear good news from you.

With blessing,

M. Schneerson

Just received yours of עש"ק1. Thanks for the good בשורות2.