Chabad.info reports on a new Chabad advertising campaign in Israel: The Messiah Makes Miracles and Wonders! It encourages people to call a telephone number and get "answers" and "blessings" from the Rebbe, who passed away in 1994. The "answers" and "blessings" come from consulting the collected volumes of the Rebbe's correspondence in an oracle-like fashion, randomly opening a volume and scanning the page for "answers" and "blessings."
Avi Piamenta and his son have composed and recorded a song for the campaign, as well. And, as you can see clearly in the picture below, the bus signs also say, "Yechi …." "Long live our master, our teacher, our rabbi, king messiah forever and ever!"
All of this – contacting a dead person for "advice" and "blessing," the idea that a man "makes" miracles, that a dead man is still alive and is the messiah to boot – is extremely problematic theologically and halakhicly. Contacting a dead man for "advice" and "blessing" is clearly avodah zara, prohibited biblically and rabbinically. For this, Chabad should be shunned. That it is not reveals the corruption and moral turpitude of what passes for Jewish leadership in this blighted age.
[Hat Tip: Ariel Sokolovsky.]