Jul. 18, 1639

“Sunday Rest” decree of the Lower-Austrian government to all Civil Servants [Present-day Austria]: “[…] Mr. City Judge (Stattrichter) has been commanded as of this date, that he is to prohibit the Jewish community from purchasing anything in the city (of Vienna) on Sundays and holidays – no matter whether it’s a (life or death) emergency – […] and that they [Jews] are not to be found anywhere in the city, let alone trading or doing business or having open stores until the evening prayers are over. Furthermore, […] no food items […] are to be sold before 9 in the morning at the markets and that not only stores (like butchers, wine shops and other such stores) are to remain closed during church services, but also inns and taverns (that serve food and meat). That is why the government orders its civil servants that when they do find someone [a Jew] in violation of this decree, they are to report him to the government.”
Braumüller, Wilhelm: Urkunden und Akten zur Geschichte der Juden in Wien. Erste Abteilung. Allgemeiner Teil 1526-1847. Erster Band. (Wien) 1918. p. 135 ff., Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 3/2/2016 ADD ENGLISH TRANSLATION