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Relations with messianists

Do any rabbis comment on how to relate to members of the subset of Chabad who believe that the Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson zt"l was the Messiah? For example, do non-messianist Orthodox rabbis ...
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Belief that a dead man will be the Messiah - Kfira?

Are there any documented halachik authorities that rule that the belief in a dead Messiah is beyond the pale of permitted Jewish belief and therefore would qualify as Kfira? If there are halachik ...
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What is mainstream Chabad's view on Elohists?

There is a small group of people who believe that the Lubvatcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson zt"l is in fact God. For example, the front page of the website for a synagogue(?) in Mikwaukee reads,...
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Why do Jews believe they can hasten the coming of the messiah

Why do Jews believe they can hasten the coming of the messiah even though they failed to stop the destruction of both the first and second Beis Hamikdash?
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Is the chabad performing under valid Orthodox Judaic rules [closed]

I see many Chabad centers around , is Chabad an Orthodox Jewish organisation ? And which major authorities (Like Chief Rabbinate of Israel) recognize them as such? To clarify further , is Chabad an ...