My fountain pen goes on strike quite often so that I have to shake it, and after I have shaken it, it writes heavier. See above. I was very happy to receive your letter this morning. I haven’t received anything yet from Margot this week, I hope that she is still there. However, she made a mistake when she looked at the calendar and thinks that Rosh Hashana is on the 21st of the month, that was so last year.
Today I want to take your letter of the 18th. in hand, so that I can answer your questions in detail. Your letter arrived yesterday afternoon. We had Yom Kippur yesterday. There was a religious service in the central ward with much skipping and therefore many recesses. Out of respect for the establishment, there couldn’t be any loud praying, on the other side there was hammering and loud talking and other noises, so that one had to pay attention to understand the Cantor. I fasted till noon, many did not fast at all and only a few fasted the whole day.
It is true, this time the mail went fast. I sent the letter out to you on Monday and on Sunday morning I already received your answer.
I thought that you might have been sent to pick up children as you would then have been in the neighborhood. If not, we just have to wait until we get together again. You can’t get bored for sure with so many children running around. Then you don’t have time to mope either. I don’t do that either as one has to remain in good spirits. Tomorrow is the beginning of Pessach. We don’t know yet whether there will be a Seder.