Feb. 9, 1579

“Jewish Taxation” issued by the General Assembly/Parliament (‘Generallandtag’) [Present-day Czech Republic; Kingdom of Bohemia/House of Habsburg/Holy Roman Empire]: “The Jews who live in Prague or other cities and markets […] villages, or on the countryside in the kingdom […] shall each give 2 Ducats or 1 1/2 Schock Bohemian Gr. [currency] at two different times […] if they are 20 years or older or married […]. Those younger than 20 and older than 10 shall each give one-half on the determined days […]. The Jewish eldest are to keep a list of every Jew who is between the age of 10 and 20 (by name) […] to collect these taxes properly at the mandated dates […] to turn over [the sums to] the tax collectors at the Prague Castle along with the list […] If the Jewish elders do not obey this ordinance […] they are to be jailed […] and legally persecuted […].” [Researcher’s note: This assembly met on February 9, 1579, and concluded on April 14 of the same year.]
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 Landesarchives des Königreiches Böhmens. II. 1577 bis 1620. (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. 1577 to 1620.) (Prague; 1906); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/2/2019