Jun. 17, 1430

Decree, issued by Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy [Present-day Italy]: “1. Jews may make repairs to their synagogues, but they are prohibited from enlarging or embellishing them, let alone erect new ones. 2. Prayer in the synagogue shall be conducted without undue volume. 3. The Jews are to reside only in their own quarter and may not leave from there between sunset and sunrise, as well as during Passion Week and between 9 a.m. on Thursday until 10 a.m. on the Sabbath, during which time their doors and windows are to remain shut. 4. All Jews and Jewesses must wear a yellow rag on their clothing, easily seen. 5. Jewish children may not have any Christian wet-nurses. 6. If a Jew should insult any articles of Christian worship, he shall be pilloried for three hours and then whipped; a second offense is punishable by a whole day in the pillory, with the Jew being pierced through his tongue with a needle for three hours.”
Cara, Pietro (ed.). Decreta Sabaudie ducalia (Ducal Decrees of Savoy). Jean Fabre: Langres (France), 1477. Page 12. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 5/3/2020