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“Regulation” of the Councilmen of the ancient city of Berlin (new and old) [Present-day Germany; Margraviate of Brandenburg]: “[…] Jews of Berlin are not permitted to move in across/next door to Christian cattle traders or at the markets […] they are only to purchase healthy and young – but no too young – cattle at the markets in return for an annual fee. […] Jews are not permitted to sell the meat in pieces smaller than a quarter of the animal. Buyers of the meat are only permitted to purchase such meat for their own use.” [Researcher’s note: The City of Berlin permitted Jews to slaughter and sell cattle meat publically in return for an annual interest (to be paid to the city). However, to ensure that this permission did not damage the business of the Christian bone-hewers (who were protected by their guilds) this new regulation was issued.]
Regesten der Urkunden zur Geschichte von Berlin/Cölln (“Registry of the Documents/Certificates Regarding the History of Berlin/Cologne”), Nr./No. 42, S./p. 69 f.; Urkundenbestand des Stadtarchivs Berlin (Certificate Stock of the City Archive of Berlin), Nr./No. 54, S./p. 103; Zum Codex diplomaticus, S./p. 22; Fidicin, Chronik (1868), Sp./Column 80. Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/1/2017