Jul. 19, 1345

“Diocesan Synod of Strasbourg” held under Bishop Berthold II v. Buchegg [Present-day France; Free Imperial City of Strasbourg]: “[…] In addition, all prelates are prohibited from taking on debts with interest from Jews without the consent of their chapter or religious convention, and that religious communities cannot be obliged to pay back the loans that have been borrowed by their leaders. No one who has vouched for such debts ought to have legal or binding recourse against the religious communities (monasteries) or their superiors/prelates. Any obligation and penalties incurrent under any powers are declared null and void. All judges are prohibited to proceed against such guarantees at the request and insistence of the Jews. Notaries and seal carriers are strictly prohibited from drafting and sealing such contracts under the threat of loss of their office position. […].” [Researcher’s note: The orders of the Synod of Strasbourg from 1310 (that chalices are not to be pawned off to Jews) are repeated here again.]
Medieval Ashkenaz: Corpus der Quellen zur Geschichte der Juden im Spätmittlealterlichen Reich; Synoden und Konzilien 1, Nr. 14 (“Corpus of the Sources on the History of Jews in the Late Middles Ages; Synods and Councils 1, No. 14”).  Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/18/2017 ADD PAGE #