An exchange of letters between the Rebbe and a young child from Crown Heights is making its rounds on the web because of a single line.
Mrs. Shulamis Saxon, then an 11-year-old girl, penned a hand-written letter to the Rebbe in 5742. Her letter was written in Hebrew, although she did add in English and in large letters “I Want Moshiach Now,” the slogan often recited at children’s rallies during that time.
She added in the end of her letter, a sincere blessing to the Rebbe. Embarrassed for the Rebbe’s secretariat to read it as well, she wrote it as a coded message, exchanging each letter she wanted to write with the next letter of the alef-beis.
“My blessing to the Rebbe that he will have children although it was not decreed for him,” she wrote.
What was even more surprising was the Rebbe’s response.