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London Borough Prohibits Erection of Succot Without License

An order prohibiting the erection of Succot without obtaining a license was issued here today by the Borough Council of Hackney, a district in East London.

The borough’s official Civic News today carried a notice declaring “these small buildings are often highly decorative, but can be dangerous if not well designed and erected. Before temporary structures can be erected, permission should be obtained from the Town Hall.”

Rabbi Simon M. Lehrman, spiritual leader of the synagogue in Hackney, declared today he could not see how “the Council can stop us from building Succot in our gardens.” He added that the Council might note the fact that “60 to 70 percent of Hackney’s voters are Jewish.”

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