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Outgrow Scot Temple, Move to Jail for Rites

The entire Jewish population of Merrylee, in Scotland, will celebrate the Jewish New Year next week in the local police station, London newspapers reveal.

Merrylee’s Jewish population has increased so much in recent years that the local synagogue is proving too small to accommodate all the worshippers. Puzzled Jewish leaders of the community appealed to the police for advice with the result that the police obliged the congregation by yielding up their own headquarters to provide an adequate house of worship.