No answer from Michael Detwiler

Subject: Re: Who is a Jew
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 07:52:01 -0600
From: Michael Detwiler <>
To: purnhrt <>

"Why?"  Because I have attempted to remedy this situation, yet you are
determined to execute lashon hara.  You are motivated by your anger and
cannot be satisfied.   You have taken comments out of context, you have
posted a website that is a lashon hara "mill" and are relentless in your

In my view, it is none of your business regarding the Beit Din, however, I
am a Jew, according to the Beit Din halacha . . . and if I were not?
What's the point?

By the way, your listing of my address is wrong.  I have moved.  My new
address (so that your lawyer may not waste time locating me) is 11757 W.
Ken Caryl Avenue, Unit F-335, Littleton, CO. 80127.

I am prepared to defend myself both spiritually and legally against your
attacks.  In the end, HaShem will be insulted by this, you will have spent
a lot of money for nothing, and you will still be angry.

At 11:32 PM 8/10/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Shalom b'YHWH
>Michael, James just sent a note, "At this point "legal phase" means that I
>have spoken with my attorney and am contemplating legal remedies.  It doe not
>mean that I have filed a suit at this point."  So why is it that if he was
>just inquiring, you chose to use that as a means of not answering a valid
>question, concerning the Beit Din? And why did you send it to me and not
>Since when is it harassment to ask the questions that others have asked,
>concerning your operation of the Beit Din. It seems to me that you dont want
>to answer, not that you can't answer. Perhaps if enough people are made aware
>of the question and are asking it themselves, then perhaps you might give an
>accountability of what exactly is going on over there. It would seem that if
>you men met the standards that you devised, you would have no problem with my
>questions and could very easily answer them and any others.
>The question is very simple Michael, what has this Beit Din established for
>their acceptance of who is  Jew by birth, for voting purposes? And please be
>specific. Shalom, Kathryn
>Michael Detwiler wrote:
>> There is no shalom here.  This is feeding your yetzer hara.  We do not
>> submit to your questioning, nor do we intend to subject ourselves to your
>> harassment and continued abuse.
>> This has moved to a legal phase, therefore, there cannot be communication.
>> Michael
>> At 01:47 PM 8/9/00 -0500, you wrote:
>> >SHalom b'YHWH
>> >To the members of the Beit Din. I am writing to ask what the Beit Din
>> >determines a Jew to be, from birth. Please be specific. For example, do
>> >you consider a Jew from birth to be a person whose mother was a Jew, or
>> >do you consider a person whose father was a Jew to be one, or both? Do
>> >you consider a person who had one grandparent on one side or both to be
>> >Jewish, or must it be a maternal grandmother? Shalom, Kathryn
>> >
>> >--
>> >YHWH bless you and guard you. YHWH make His face to shine upon you and
>> >show you favor. YHWH lift up His face upon you and give you shalom.
>> >
>YHWH bless you and guard you. YHWH make His face to shine upon you and show
>you favor. YHWH lift up His face upon you and give you shalom.