Nov. 2, 1782

“Royal Court Decree” issued by the Austrian Royal Court [Present-day Austria]: “[…] In order that the Jewry, who eagerly pick up silly things like devil exorcisms and such things, are at least not further fed in their errors by new books/writings and their education and enlightenment delayed or [worse] is made impossible altogether, the print of all books that contain such inconsistencies – whether they be written in the local or the Jewish-Hebrew language, are to be denied […].”
Politische Verfassung der Israeliten im Lande unter der Enns und insbesondere in der k. k. Haupt- und Residenzstadt Wien. J. L. E. Graf von Barth-Barthenheim. (Wien; 1821). (Political Constitution of the Israelis in the Country under/near Enns and especially in the R[oyal] I[mperial] Capital and Royal Seat of Vienna. J. L. E. Count von Barth-Barthenheim.); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 7/16/2018 ADD PAGE #