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Are there any sects or significant Rabbanim, other than those in Chabad, who hold that the late Lubavitcher Rebbe (now that he has passed away) is mashiach?

If there are those that do believe him to be the mashiach, do they think that he is the only option or that others (whether we know who they are or not) can also be candidates?

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"If there are those that do believe him to be the mashiach, do they think that he is the only option or that others (whether we know who they are or not) can also be candidates?" So by "to be the mashiach" you mean actually "to perhaps be the mashiach"? You should probably edit your first paragraph, then, to clarify that. –  msh210 Jun 19 '14 at 18:46
    
www.ksol.org/image.asp?f=psak_large.pdf&d=11 FWIW –  Shmuel Brin Jun 19 '14 at 21:03
    
@ShmuelBrin The great majority of names on there belong to Lubavitch chasidim, and I don't know how reliable the others are given that at least one signature was fraudulently added, and it was only removed after the pseudo-signatory (the former Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat HaGolan) found out about it and protested. –  Fred Jun 19 '14 at 21:26
    
... so no one then –  bondonk Sep 18 '14 at 21:07

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In an interview, Rabbi Heschel Greenberg answered to that question:

"Rav Herschprung of Montreal, after Gimmel Tammuz, wrote that the belief that the Rebbe is Moshiach is a hundred percent valid, and - I don’t have the letter in front of me, but - it’s even stronger than Rav Aaron Soloveitchik’s [sic] letter.

(I'm not sure whether he means that Rav Herschprung himself believes that the Rebbe is Moshiach, or at least that it is a valid belief.)

"Rav Eliyahu Shmerler, the Sanzer rosh yeshiva, signed a document saying that he believes now [i.e., after Gimmel Tammuz] that the Rebbe is Moshiach. Rav Ovadiah Yosef’s son, Rav Yaakov Yosef, who’s not a Lubavitcher but a Sephardic gadol, signed a document saying that the Rebbe is Moshiach. And there are many others.

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To be weaker than Rav Aaron Soleveitchik's letter is quite hard. All he said was that it's not outright heresy. –  Shmuel Brin Feb 11 at 5:50
    
Welcome to Mi Yodeya, and thanks for the answer. –  Scimonster Feb 11 at 6:10

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