This letter was addressed to R. Efraim Eliezer HaKohen Yallis, one of the leading Rabbis in Philadelphia.

B”H, 13 Tishrei, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

I received your letter today. As you requested, I conveyed your request and your note to the inner chamber.1

Today, the yahrzeit of the Rebbe Maharash, is a day of Divine favor. Enclosed is the kuntres for 13 Tishrei and the holiday of Sukkos,2 and a receipt.

As a prelude to the upcoming Sukkos holiday, I would like to express my wishes for a happy holiday, [for its celebration is associated with] threefold happiness:

a) the service of G‑d with happiness and gladness of heart which is an element of all the mitzvos;

b) [it is one of the] “festivals for rejoicing,” like other festivals;

c) [it is] “the season of our rejoicing.”

May it be G‑d’s will that this threefold bond not be severed3 and happiness be drawn down throughout the entire year.

As the [accompanying] maamar states, Sukkos is the time when: “His right hand embraces me.”4 This refers to the Clouds of Glory. Both of these attributes are identified with the quality of a kohen.5

With wishes for a happy holiday and all types of goodness continually.