ca. 1593

“Prohibition” issued by the Cardinal Rusticucci, year 1593 [Papal States; Present-day Vatican City, Italy, France] [Provisional]: “[…] Jews are forbidden to sew/make clothes out of new fabric. […]” [Researcher’s note: This prohibition had fallen into obscurity until the Christian tailors and dressmakers in Rome grew envious of the Jewish competition in the early 17th century and demanded from the Rota the strict enforcement of this prohibition. Surprisingly, the holy Rota sided with the Jews years later and this prohibition was revoked.]
Vogelstein, Hermann and Paul Rieger: Geschichte Der Juden in Rom. Zweiter Band; 1420-1870 (History of the Jews in Rome. Volume II. 1420-1870); (Berlin; 1895); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 5/25/12018