Subject: SEEKING RECONCILIATION
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 13:34:46 -0500 (CDT)
From: James Trimm <email@example.com>
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I would like to write an apology that would be honest and yet meet your
To this end I would like to open a private dialogue with you.
The object would be to politely and kindly explain to you what led me to
that conclusion and seek help from you in understanding those things which
led me to that conclusion in some other way.
Are you open to this? I think it would be a great bridge of understanding.
I know from some of your statementrts that we are closer in thinking than
you might think. I can tell that at times you have misunderstood things
that I said to wrongly think that I uphold the Talmud as equal to Torah or
that I see the Talmud as Torah. I do not, but I can see what might have
made you think that. I know that you are very oposed to non-biblical
Jewish traditions and that can by the same token be mistaken for
anti-semitism. However there are specific statements you made and various
items which concern me that if clarified may resolve the issue in my own
mind and thus allow me to post a more satisfactory apology.
Once again I am truely sorry that I called you an anti-Semite, it was very
wrong of me to do that. But perhaps by addressing these issues together we
can resolve this together in peace as redeemed individuals should.
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