ca. 1692

“Jewish Legislation” issued in Yiddish by the by the Bishoprics* of Metz [Papal France; Present-day France] [Unconfirmed] : “[…] until now, the non-Jews might have supposed the gold worn by the Jewish women on their garments and clothes was imitation, while now they are positive that it is genuine. For this reason [an] announcement is made and a [notice] is given that beginning today, no person [Jew] – male or female – is permitted to have any veils, hats, borders of cloaks, or any other object of dress made or embroidered by non-Jews, whether directly or through an intermediary. Those who have already given something to be done outside by non-Jews must immediately recover these objects under penalty of a fine of twenty Reichstaler […]” [Researcher’s note: *A Bishoprics is the office of the Bishop held by a “prince-bishop” who was also the civil ruler of a secular principality. A prince-bishop was usually considered an elected monarch. **The exact date of this ordinance is unknown.]
Rader Marcus, Jacob and Marc Saperstein: The Jews in Christian Europe. (2015); Researched by Ziba Shadjaani 11/16/2016