Pages 66-67 of Ami Magazine issue 54.RabbiFrankel
Needless to say I was surprised to see the Rebbe's picture gracing Ami's pages last week. And, נאך, the "Principal" article! נישט שייכות צו זאגען! So I began to read. At first we read about Sender Deutsch being G-d's gift to humanity. OK. I get that. No mention of his nasty side, but that's to be expected. He was his friend, after all. But then he goes on to say how he regrets never having met the Lubavitcher Rebbe, and my ears stand on end! So I continued to read, and I came out scratching my head, because it seems at one point that he had a "gotcha!" moment where he "catches" Rabbi Hodakov with an untruth. And they make a "grab" out of it in the article as well. So did he regret not meeting the Rebbe because he could make the same point to the Rebbe directly, or was it because he wanted to really meet the Rebbe and bask in his glow? Anybody care to comment?
As was made very clear in the comments, the whole story makes little sense. Not that we doubt that RHF visited with Rabbi Hodakov in 770, but the dates don't match. There was no proclamation about Tefillin till years later. AFAIK the battles against נתוחי מתים were in the late 50s, and מבצע תפלין was not announced until 1967/5727. And even on that the Rebbe didn't sign anything. The קול קורא was signed by many Rebbes and Rabbonim, including many Litvishe Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva, but it was done "לאור קריאת כ"ק אדמו"ר מליובאוויטש שליט"א" and the Rebbe's signature did not grace that page. So where does that leave us as to the veracity of the article in particular?