Sept. 19, 1783

Rescript, issued by the Danish Chancellery to the Court of Appeals in Copenhagen [Present-day Denmark]: “Regarding oaths administered to the Portuguese Jews in court proceedings: The Portuguese Jews in Copenhagen may take oaths in their own private synagogue with the ceremonies required by regulation, when they themselves procure the necessary ten men and a learned Jew from their congregation in the place of the rabbi, whose pronunciation is the most understandable, thereby ensuring that the intent of the [9/15/1747] ordinance is fulfilled.” [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 160. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 6/12/2020