May 20, 1560

“Ordinance” issued by the City of Frankfurt [Present-day Germany; Free Imperial City of Frankfurt]: “The heads of Jewish communities (‘Baumeister’) may only decide over small sin/petty crimes (‘kleine Frevel’)* […] they and Rabbis may settle small matters. Fines are to be divided between the Jewish community fond (‘Judengemeinde-Kasse’) and the state’s treasury (‘stätischen Aerar’)** […].” [Researcher’s note: *Frevel originally referred to sacrilege in some way; however, it could also refer to petty skirmishes between people. **Aerar (Latin: Aerarium) is an old term referring to the liquid and hard assets of a state.]
Kurzer Abriss. Geschichte der Israeliten. Frankfurt a Main. (Short outline. History of the Israelis. Frankfurt a. Main);; Accessed online; Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 1/13/2020