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“it may serve you well to find out some more about the rebbe’s history, starting from his early years, onto the rebbetzin and berlin, all the up to and including becoming rebbe and what really happened. What you find might be scary, but at least you won’t be living in a rewritten history.”
Well now that I know what book you’ve been reading, you have totally discredited yourself as an impartial person who just wants to understand what we believe.
I’d advise you to read the rest of the books by those authors and see what they think of all other Chareidim. They hate and willfuly vilify all frum Yidden.
I’m going to disprove the veracity of their claims here and now, but suffice to say, according to them, the Rebbe would have been almost 120 when he passed away. And many equally ridiculous claims refuted by first hand accounts and documentation.
One claim they make which is quite easy to refute, is that there’s a long red carpet leading to the Rebbes Ohel, meant to signify that “there’s only one road to heaven”, and that Chassidim face the Ohel when they daven in the shul at the cemetery.
In reality there is no red carpet, and the Ohel happens to face mizrach.
Now, I know what you are going to say, “what book are you talking about? I never read such a thing!”. You may have not read it, although I suspect you did, but in any case, the hogwash you’re referring to all has one exclusive source, this book. (I’m not going to name it here.)
For you to make such claims is like me referencing failed messiah (an old website critical of frumkeit) with criticism of Lakewood and the Litvishe velt.