May 29, 1624

“Decree” issued by Prince-Bishop Karl von Liechtenstein [Present-day Czech Republic]: “[…] it has come to Our attention, that on Sundays and holidays and other days that the holy church has decreed to be annual festivals and commemoration days, not only the Jews themselves engage regularly in business and trading practices in the Jewish alley (‘Judengasse’) in the old-town of Prague, but also a few individuals who call themselves Christians, who give themselves permission, to sell various items and reap benefit from it in the aforementioned alley. […] on Sundays and holidays, neither Jews nor Christians shall engage in any trade and business practices in the Jewish quarters […] Jews are [also] strictly prohibited to leave their city (Jewish quarters) during those days. […]”
Gesellschaft für Geschichte der Juden in the Cechoslov. Republik; I Jahrgang. Herausgegeben von Prof. Dr. Samuel Steinherz; (Prag; 1929); (Society for History of the Jews in the Czech Republic; Year’s Issue 1929; Published by Prof. Dr. Samuel Steinherz); (Prague; 1929); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 8/22/2017 ADD PAGE #