Aug. 15, 1513

“Decree” issued by Vladislaus II*/Maximilian I [Present-day Czech Republic]: “[Prohibits the desecration of the Jewish cemetery in Prague and the dead]. In return, Jew are required to submit their levies for the cemetery which have been ascribed to them in the past […]. Furthermore, it shall only be permitted to them to bury their dead at night, which, however, may never be on a Sunday. Furthermore, no one may walk ahead of a procession (corpse on a gurney) with a burning black candle as it is their custom, or with the head-cover of the dead or a book. Last but not least, if there are several dead to be buried, they must be carried and buried at the same time and not carried [to the cemetery] separately.”
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 6/5/2019