Mar. 31, 1227

“Mandate” of Pope Gregor IX [Present-day Germany]: “Pope Gregory [declares that he has] decided against the Jews in Regensburg [who had wanted to establish a cemetery on grounds purchased from the cloister St. Emmeram and to convert a house purchased from the same cloister into a synagogue and] orders to have this matter investigated, and suggests/advises [the Abby and cloister] to force the Jews to give up these lands/grounds as restitution for the other complaints, if necessary, and to threaten then with expulsion […]” [Researcher’s note: The above is a translation of a German summary of the original Latin text which can be found in Lang’s Regesta Boica (Volume II). It was issued in response to a complaint brought forth by the Abby and convent in St. Emmeram stating that the Jews of Regensburg had unlawfully (‘contra iustitiam’) taken ownership of the land of the cloister.]
Regesten zur Geschichte der Juden in Deutschland während des Mittelalters. Bearbeitet von Dr. M. Wiener. Erster Teil. (Regesta regarding the history of Jews in Germany during the Middle Ages. Edited by M[eir] Wiener, PhD. First Part.); (Hannover; 1862); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 7/7/2020