Aug. 27, 1670

“Dress Code Ordinance” issued by Bohemian Chamber [Present-day Czech Republic, Germany, Poland]: “[…] Jews and Jewesses are prohibited to wear clothing that is interwoven with gold or silver […] also, they are prohibited to wear gold or pearl necklaces around their necks or any other clothing that exhibits grandeur/sumptuousness […]. When Jews [are permitted to] dress in such clothing, and shed the [required] collar, they are indistinguishable from Christians and can sneak in and mingle with them and commit evil deeds (‘übles practizieren’). […] Violators are to be fined 50 Reichsthaler […] those who fail to pay this fine are to be arrested [and imprisoned] for 8 days. […]” [Researcher’s note: This ordinance was renewed and reconfirmed on July 6, 1701, by a circular sent by Ferdinand’s Judges Cloet von Grün and Sturmthal.]
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 8/15/2017