Malmesbury, (third day Shlichot) 10 September, 1901

To my dear wife, Taube Kretzmar, may she live in wealth and comfort. And to my dear children, my sons, David and Noah, and my daughters, Leah and Freda, may they live to grow up to big things, amen.


My dearest wife, to begin with I can tell you that TG I am in good health. May I hear the same from you and the children. May my letter find you in good health. I am enclosing with this letter a cheque for £5 sterling – may God have mercy and improve our lot for the new year so that I should earn more and more and that we should not be separated. Because God, who can help all Israel, can also help us. I hope that in His mercy He will grant us a better year, amen. I must close my writing because I have to hurry for the post, because if I am late by one minute, my letter will be delayed for a whole week, and so let this be enough for now. Keep well. I greet you cordially with a good and happy year, together with all Israel,from me, your ever faithful husband, Tuvye Kretzmar


I cordially greet my dear parents, my father and mother, sisters and brothers, as well as my mother-in-law, may their prayers be accepted together with all those of all Israel, and may you all have a happy new year, as is the wish of your son and brother, Tuvye Kretzmar

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Letters courtesy of Phil Kretzmar