Nov. 21, 1619

“Jewish Persecution” ordered by Shah Abbasi [Sufi Dynasty, Persia; Present-day Iran]: “1. Jews are not permitted to dress like Muslims. 2. A Jew must exhibit a yellow or red ‘badge of dishonor’ on his chest. 3. Jews are not permitted to ride on a horse. […] 10. Upon disclosure of a disagreement between a Jew and Muslim, the Jew’s argument has no merit. 11. In Muslim cities, the Jew is forbidden to build a synagogue. 12. A Jew is not entitled to have his house built higher than a Muslim’s.”
Outcaste, Jewish Life in Southern Iran, by Laurence D. Loeb, New York 1977, page 292, Researched by Franziska Wagener 2/2017