Messianic Judaism is a heretical offshoot of Judaism which maintains that Jesus was the Mashiach which may violate the prohibition of avodah zarah (see above link). Would the tefillin or tallit* used by a Messianic be assur to use as a result and how would they be treated?

*Assuming it has none of their iconography, see here for a particularly strong example.

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    Used or written?
    – MTL
    Sep 8 '14 at 19:14
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    I believe it would be more accurate to say "'Messianic Judaism' is a offshoot of evangelical Christianity that incorporates a variety of Jewish practices and beliefs while retaining the belief that Jesus is the Messiah."
    – Yirmeyahu
    Sep 8 '14 at 20:31
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    @Yirmeyahu, agreed, although many are Jewish-ish minim and kofrim, hence the classification. Sep 9 '14 at 0:03
  • @Shokhet, written the assur, I know, but used, because messianics might be avdei avodah zarah. Sep 9 '14 at 0:04
  • @NoachmiFrankfurt Aright....maybe you should consider editing that idea of תקרובת \ משמשי עבודה זרה into the question to make that point clearer.
    – MTL
    Sep 9 '14 at 0:08

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