The name of the recipient of this letter was not released.

B”H, 16 Elul, 5710

Greetings and blessings,

In response to your undated letter in which you write that your wife was told by her doctor that she has to stay in the hospital for a few days in order to undergo an examination and that she is afraid and frightened [to stay in] the hospital for different reasons (that have no foundation).

It is your responsibility to explain to her in a fitting way, according to her present state, that:

G‑d created the world and He controls the world, both in the lower hemisphere 1 where we are found and in the upper hemisphere where [your wife] and you are found. [G‑d] “spoke and [existence] came into being. He commanded and it endured.” 2 Everything that happens in the world does not happen without G‑d’s [involvement] and everything that G‑d wants, happens. It is only that G‑d wants us to make a natural medium; i.e., that things will be achieved within the natural order.

When a Jew, whether man or woman, does not feel well and must call a doctor, that does not mean that the doctor will do whatever he wants to do. Instead, the meaning is that G‑d has chosen that doctor as His emissary to carry out the mission [of healing the patient].

When we have faith, without any doubt, that G‑d controls the world, we will merit to see with eyes of flesh that at every step, G‑d is holding us, each one of us, by the hand and leading us in the way that will be better for us in both material and spiritual things.

As such, if she enters the hospital according to the directives of the doctor, she is still in G‑d’s domain. G‑d will protect her and see that things will proceed in the way that is better for her, both for the health of her body and for the health of her soul.

She must merely be strong in her faith and trust that certainly the blessings which my revered father-in-law, the Rebbe, הכ"מ, granted her, grants her now, and will grant her, will be fulfilled. She will recover and soon you will be able to convey good news that she is healthy.

It can be assumed that she gives tzedakah in the charity box of Rabbi Meir Baal HaNes 3 on Fridays, and on the days preceding festivals, before candle-lighting. And certainly, she recites the Rebbe’s kapitle, which is now kapitle 71 4 and will do so at least until Yud Shvat, 5711. All of this should be done without accepting these practices as a vow.

With blessings for a kesivah vachasimah tovah and awaiting good news,

Menachem Schneerson