Second Schneerson Will Boding Ill for Top Aides

NEW YORK -- In what may prove to be a devastating blow to the fortunes of two of the late Lubavitcher Rebbe's closest aides, a second, secret will left by the Rebbe has emerged that names a previously obscure rabbi as the top administrator of the Lubavitch movement.

There's just one problem -- for reasons still unclear, the Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, never signed the will, a copy of which was obtained by the Forward. Even though the Rebbe didn't sign the 1988 document, any writings believed to come from the Rebbe himself are sure to be taken seriously by his thousands of followers, Crown Heights rabbis say.
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