I read with amusement your article (Sept. 29) about Bishop H.H. Brookins' visit to Stephen Wise Temple in West Los Angeles. Apparently the good bishop "betrayed nervousness" and said that he "felt as though he were climbing the gallows." No wonder. If what the temple's senior rabbi, Isaiah Zeldin, said on the same occasion is true, Brookins had reason to be fearful.

According to your reporter, the rabbi said "that if Mayor Bradley did not make amends to the Jewish community (the subject of the evening was the Louis Farrakhan controversy) he "doesn't have a chance of being the governor of this state." Apparently some highly respected members of the Jewish community agree with Farrakhan. He, too, thinks they have that kind of power.


Temple City

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