Tablet magazine just published an interview with Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. The interviewer asked:
What do you think about the movement within Lubavitch where some people say the Rebbe is a semi-deity or is still alive?
Rabbi Steinsaltz replied:
"It’s like the stories people tell about Elvis Presley.
Maybe they play cards together.
If they are alive, they are alive in the same realm, I am afraid."
Read the whole interview: