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Let's answer one at a time. Major rabbis have signed a [document][1] declaring Rabbi Schneerson as Messiah, so do other Jews who do not hold this position become apostates? Let's see what the Rambam says in הלכות מלכים ומלחמותיהם Ch. 11:1 א הַמֶּלֶךְ הַמָּשִׁיחַ עָתִיד לַעֲמֹד וּלְהַחְזִיר מַלכוּת דָּוִד לְיָשְׁנָהּ לַמֶּמְשָׁלָה הָרִאשׁוֹנָה. וּבוֹנֶה ...


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The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch (204:4) mentions (almost by the way) that a mourner gets to say the Haftara. יִשְׁתַּדְּלוּ לַעֲשוֹת נַחַת רוּחַ לַנְּשְׁמָה לְהִתְפַּלֵּל לִפְרָקִים לִפְנֵי הַתֵּבָה, וְלִקְרוֹת הַהַפְטָרָה, וּלְבָרֵךְ בְּזִמּוּן, וְלִתֵּן צְדָקָה, וְלִלְמוֹד אוֹ לִשְׂכּוֹר מִי שֶׁיִלְמַד עֲבוּרוֹ [Mourners] should try to bring joy to the ...


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I'm not entirely sure regarding the specifics you have mentioned. in sefer haminhagim it says, "A mourner endeavors to undertake the public reading of the Torah in shul on Monday and Thursday mornings and at Minchah on Shabbos" (page 178) in the footnotes the source was this was a directive of the Frierdiker Rebbe. I think the best and most obvious solution ...


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Let's pretend you asked this question in 1990. Chabad-Lubavitch (Chabad refers to its philosophy, Lubavitch the town in Europe from which this sect originates) operates with their own brand identity, and the look and feel are occasionally a little different than what you'd see in most Orthodox synagogues, but the differences are minor enough that they'd be ...



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