Nov. 16, 1770

Rescript, issued by the Danish Chancellery to the Magistrate at Copenhagen [Present-day Denmark]: “The Jews, of both the Portuguese and the German nation, must have and share schoolmasters whose employment the magistrate, after deliberation with the elders and the rabbi, considers necessary; however, every time a schoolmaster changes, either on his departure or upon death, the elders shall be obliged to report this, and no foreigner allowed to enter or accept the position of schoolmaster without the knowledge and permission of the magistrate, subject to the circumstances, as well as the assent of the Police Department and the Department of Commerce; in addition, no Jewish schoolmaster should engage in even the slightest amount of trading, civilian business, or anything other than teaching the children of the Jews; and the Jewish schoolmasters who violate the same, shall be regarded the same as Jews staying in Copenhagen without royal letters of safe conduct.” [Researcher’s note: In 17th- and 18th-century Denmark, Ashkenazi Jews were known as “German Jews,” while Sephardi Jews were referred to as “Portuguese Jews.” For information on the differences between the two, see “Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews,”, by Menachem Posner.]
Cohen, Asser Daniel. De Mosaiske troesbekjenderes stilling i Danmark forhen og nu: historisk fremstillet i et tidsløb af naesten 200 aar, tilligemed alle lovsteder og offentlige foranstaltninger dem angaande, som ere udkomne fra 1651 til 1836. (The position of the Mosaic believers in Denmark, before and now: historically produced over a period of nearly 200 years, as well as all laws and public measures relating to the same which were published from 1651 to 1836). Forfatterens: Odense (Denmark), 1837. Page 293. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 6/29/2020