ca. 1322 C.E.

“City Law” of Strasbourg [Present-day France; Free Imperial City of Strasbourg] [Provisional]: “[…] 1) within the city of Strasbourg and its castle region (Burghanngebiets), Jews are not allowed to have possessions or inheritance. 2) Jews are entitled to only one synagogue by law, but are not permitted to use any [private] homes/houses as a synagogue**. […] 6) If a Jew holds a letter from any citizen [of Strasbourg] which has been sealed by credible sources, and he or his heirs have not demanded the repayment of that debt by law and/or have failed to prove the debt to be valid within five years of the issuance of the document – through witnesses – the debtor or his heirs can swear to the Saints that they owe nothing and be free of the debt. In such cases, the Jew and his heirs have to return the IOUs back to the debtor, and he or his heirs will no longer have the right to demand the repayment of the debt or to harass the debtor, his heirs or the guarantors in any way. […]” [Researcher’s notes: *Taking into account the codification of the city laws of Strasbourg in 1322 (VI City law) and based on the mentioning of the “four ‘[Stett-]Meistern” in the text which could have only occurred before 1333 – the above regulations regarding the Jews could have only been issued between 1322 and 1333. **The word in the original text is “schüle” which was used interchangeably for synagogues and schools in the Middle Ages.]
UB Straßburg 4, 2, S. 168 f. [510-515];Hegel, Recht (1871), S. 975 f. (“University Library of Strasbourg 4, 2, p. 168 f. [510-515]; Hegel, Law (1871), p. 975 f.”); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/9/2017