Apr. 20, 1503

“Legal Decision” of the Citizens/Community of New-Town Prague [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia]: “[…] Jews may not lend anyone [money] except on pledges […]; they may not charge higher interests than those ordered by the king [… Jews] may not participate at Christian markets [… they may not] peddle with clothing items […].” [Researcher’s note: These legal requirements directed at Jews were issued in response to an admonition from the king. The above is a translation of a German summary of the original Czech text both of which can be found in the cited source.]
Zur Geschichte der Juden in Böhmen, Mähren und Schlesien von 906 bis 1620. Herausgegeben von Gottlieb Bondy, em. Präsidenten der Handels- und Gewerbekammer in Prag. Zur Herausgabe vorbereitet und ergänzt von Franz Dworsky, em. Director des Landesarchivs des Königreiches Böhmens. I. 906 bis 1576. (Prag; 1906); (Regarding the history of Jews in Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia from 906 to 1620. Published by Gottlieb Bondy, fo[rmer] President of the Trade and Commerce and Industry in Prague. Prepared for publication and supplemented by Franz Dworsky, fo[rmer] Director of the National Archives of the Kingdom of Bohemia. I. 906 to 1576.); (Prague; 1906); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/30/2019 ADD PAGE #