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Another possible angle to answer this question is that the Lubavitcher Rebbe learned from his father. His father received Smicha from Rabbi Chaim Soleveitchik of Brisk. This was the old fashioned Smicha, where the student sits with the Rov and paskens questions in front of him until the Rov is satisfied with his competence.
The way in which the above-quoted phrase is written, "[it] is generally not a term used by the Rebbe as a good omen," could mean merely that it was unusual for the Rebbe to write such a phrase - for any reason. On those rare occasions where he did use such a phrase, however, it can indicate a positive blessing (that their mazal should brighten, i.e. be ...
chabad.org Lubavitch's primary online voice carries a fine review of the book: http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/2619597/jewish/Biography-of-the-Rebbe-Hits-New-York-Times-Best-Seller-List.htm It would seem they strongly approve.
They definitely must believe in Hashem and keep His mitzvos as His commandments as apposed to thinking they are 'good ideas'. This is all in the rambam as others mentioned. There is a seffer called Mitzvos Hashem which deals extensively which mitzvos they are commanded in. There are alot more than seven, seven is only the number of mitzvos they get killed ...
As recollected here this was on specific instruction of the most recent Lubavitcher Rebbe to illustrate the unity of all of the locations where the Tanya was printed. Shaar Blatt One of the instructions that the Rebbe gave regarding the printing of the Tanya’s was regarding the Shaar Blatt, the cover page. Every Tanya has as page one, a cover page ...
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