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Why did former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ask to dress modestly in middle of a visit to a Chabad school. Full Story

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Credit where it is due
April 15, 2013 12:48 pm

Rev Sufrin Z”L was in constant contact with Mrs Thatcher. He in his role as Director of Education of Lubavitch Foundation and she as Secretary of State for Education (before becoming PM) He invited her to visit the schools at which time was the famous ‘jacket’ incident. Some years later Reb Avrohom Weisz arranged a meeting with Mrs Thatcher at the Prime Ministers official residence – 10 Downing Street. It was felt appropriate that the then Hanhollo of Lubavitch UK should form the delegation and so it was that they went and presented the Menorah. The spokesperson as on all… Read more »

Rabbi Vogel
April 12, 2013 6:09 pm

A shliach ibergegeben to the rebbe blev venefesh, may he have the koach and shtoltz to continue doing his avodas hakodesh, until 120.

I was there
April 12, 2013 3:14 pm

I was one of the school girls when Mrs Thatcher came, we recieved her with flowers and the impact of the tznius episode still remains with me. I do tell it over and over at shiurim etc and now Im definatly happy to read about her opinion of the Rebbe and appreciate the pictures to share with others……another oportunity to show the effect of the Rebbe on world leaders what I remember, and would appreciate correction, is that Mrs Thatcher became quite uncomfortable when she saw the slide-show and frimly said to her secretary, why didnt you tell me that… Read more »

gershon in vegas
April 12, 2013 11:56 am

I take exception to #6. Why throw in something negative and possibly untrue in a tribute to the late great Margaret Thatcher. There’s no need or place for it here. LETS GET REAL. She’s not “better than Lubavitchers!”

Kan Hamakom....
April 12, 2013 11:27 am

As a shliach to the Yeshiva in Hemstead Garden Suburb (in the 80’s) I take this opportunity to salute Reb Avrahom Weisz.

Close to 30 years of l’chatchila atiber in all the inyanim of the Rebbe. A true and proud soldier that has been an example for all.

What's the difference?
April 12, 2013 9:41 am

Who cares who arranged it, what difference does that make to the point of the story. Such a nice story, unfurtunatly so much bickering.

GO BRITS!
April 12, 2013 8:55 am

She was the best prime minister!

Better than lubavitchers
April 12, 2013 4:30 am

Sadly today we hav “lubavitchers” who will parade around untzniusdik & will get upset if someone says anything!
Look at good old maggie, learn from her, she saw everyone was dressed a certain way, she respected it!

5 credit where credit is due
April 12, 2013 4:06 am

The meeting was arranged by none other than Avrohom Weisz, in a quiet way, behind the scenes

To number 2
April 12, 2013 12:13 am

Since you mention it, for the record, this invite to the PM was organized by London askanim including Nossan “Bobby” Vogel A”H

An amazing woman...
April 11, 2013 11:53 pm

… and sensitive enough to notice how to behave tzinus…wow…also could teach many of todays leaders about true leadership…

Please correct line at at top of page:
she held the title of prime minister from 1970 until 1990,

she was PM from 1979 till 1990…

Yasher Koach

Rabbi Vogel
April 11, 2013 11:09 pm

Just to note that it was Rabbi Vogel was who had the connections to the British government with Baroness Thatcher as well as many other lords and MPs.

the british
April 11, 2013 10:20 pm

the rebbe told jj hecht this story about thatcher getting her jacket, before he spoke once in england to tell him what sort of people the english are.

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