Nov. 21, 1765

Jew-Ordinance, issued by Karl Theodor, Elector of the Palatinate and Bavaria [Present-day Germany]: “— Neither the Jews, nor their wives, children or servants may buy from Christian servants, children, students and unmarried sons or daughters any clothing, real estate, household items, rings, silverware or similar items, under penalty of the loss of the money paid as well as having to return, without compensation, any items so bought.  – Jews may perform their ceremonies according to their custom, as long as they do so without any outward noise and fanfare, but inside and quietly. – The number of Jewish families in the city is limited to two hundred.”
Karl Theodor, Elector of the Palatinate Bavaria. Erlaeuterung Der Concession Fuer Die Judenschafft Der Stadt Mannheim (Explanation of the Concessions for the Jewry of the City of Mannheim). Mannheim, 1765. Page b verso. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 01/02/2020