Aug. 21, 1778

Court decree, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “Although it has already been enshrined in law that any Bohemian Jews who enter into marriage without the requisite authorization shall be flogged and exiled from all hereditary lands; nevertheless, several cases have come to pass in which various Bohemian Jews, in contravention of said law, let themselves be married, without having received permission from the state government, some by domestic rabbis, others by foreign rabbis. Therefore, in order to put a stop to this criminal mischief, the afore-mentioned penalties of flogging and exile shall also be applied to the officiating, Jewish rabbis.”
Jaksch, Peter Karl (Ed.). Gesetzeslexikon im Geistlichen, Religions- und Toleranzfache, wie auch in Güter- Stiftungs- Studien- und Zensurssachen für das Königreich Böhmen von 1601 bis Ende 1800. Sechster Band von T – Z (Encyclopedia of Spiritual, Religious and Tolerance Laws, as well as Matters of Goods, Foundations, Education and Censorship, for the Kingdom of Bohemia, from 1601 until the End of 1800. Volume VI, from T through Z). Government Printing Office: Prague, 1828. Page 155. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/2/2020