Upon hearing that Sala is in fact about to come home for the Jewish high holidays, Raizel writes that the whole family began to cry and choke back their tears of joy.
Dearest Sala, What is there to write when you are coming home any day now? If only you could stay, then you'd still get something out of life We received your card today and I never saw father cry so much. When I started reading it, I couldn't believe what I was reading and I choked on my tears, father started crying terribly, mother and Blima, too, it was a terrible sight. The holidays will be here soon and I know that you, my sister, wish to spend the time with us and you hope for a better life than you have had until now. How well you put that, Sala, and we all agree. Understand that we talk day and night of nothing but you and how much, how much we long to enclose you in our arms. Yesterday I met Ala. We talked for a while and she said that everything will be all right and she consoled me by saying, "you will see, you will soon be together with your daughter and sister." May you always be with us... Raizel