July 7, 1940
Letter with no envelope
To my dear children whom I miss,
Eliezer, dear, you are worrying about us too much. Stop obsessing about us.
Imagine how bad it would be if you were called up to serve in the Russian army,
given a rifle and had to learn how to use it. Please remember that this is
your father and mother talking to you. Stop obsessing about your home and your
parents, and stop worrying so much. Make peace with the idea that you will
eventually succeed in Australia. Get on with your own life, and don't even think
about coming back here.
My dear, devoted son, I received your consoling letter asking us to calm down.
Of course we must calm down. At times it is very difficult to endure it all. But
what can we do?
Dear Zelda and grandchildren,
Don't let him carry on in such a mood. Everybody in town is envious of you. God
will help you, as it is said in our scriptures "where from will come my
help...". We must hope that you will be able to send us a cheerful letter and
we'll share in your joy from afar.
Best wishes to our brother in law Nechemia [Nochem Rosenbaum] and my dear sister
Feiga and nephew Benjamin and his wife, whom we don't know. I wish you all a
Happy New Year.
Your Ze'ev Kayman