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Peter Kalms is a businessman and an active partner in support of a number of Chabad projects in London and Israel. After the Six Day War, he oversaw the refurbishing of the Tzemach Tzedek synagogue in the Old City of Jerusalem, and, in the 70s, the founding of Shamir, an organization that played a key role in the successful absorbsion of Jews arriving from the Soviet Union.
In my second audience with the Rebbe, I mentioned that a relative of mine was dating a non-Jew...
The Rebbe explained to me that when having a positive influence on children, “Sometimes informal contact is more important than formal schooling.”
In 1972, during an audience with the Rebbe, I described the building progress of the new Community Center in London, and the serious financial pressures. Smiling, the Rebbe said, “This will of course always be so, but now the financial problems are much b...
We discuss the salaries, women leadership and the purpose of the new building.
The Rebbe discusses Britain Jewry
"A rabbi recently said to me," the Rebbe, of righteous memory, told me in a 1972 audience, "that the only solution for Jews in small communities in England, is for them to move to Israel."
The Rebbe discusses with my daughter the issue of her attending art school.
Should we move to Israel?
I purchased a dilapidated old house with a wonderful view overlooking the Old City. My intention was to reconstruct it, in the anticipation of one day moving to Israel. Of course I assumed that the Rebbe would approve.
Discussing my personal Torah study
The Rebbe told me a lesson from bookkeeping, "You should be aware of the importance of bookkeeping in Jewish thought..."
The beginning of a new synagogue
Tthe Rebbe turned to my wife and asked her, "How is the women's section?"
My introduction to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in London, UK, and how my meetings with the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, evolved.
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