ca. 1697

“Jewish Ordinance” issued in Yiddish by the Bishoprics** of Metz, 1697* [France] [Provisional]: “[…] Young (Jewish) men and women, and particularly servants of both sexes, are not permitted to go to a dance at night without having been invited, under penalty of a fine of one Reichstahler.” [Researcher’s note: The exact date of this ordinance is unknown. **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.]
Rader Marcus, Jacob and Marc Saperstein: The Jews in Christian Europe. (2015); Researched by Ziba Shadjaani 11/20/2016