May 28, 1785

“Royal Court Decree” (‘Hofdecret’) issued by the Austrian Royal Court [Present-day Austria]: “[…] The jurisdiction of Jewish courts cannot […] be maintained/exist in any way, and therefore, all Jews are subject to local jurisdiction without further ado. […]” [Researcher’s note: This decree was issued on May 28 and made public on June 7, 1785, in Austria.]
Beyträge zur politischen Gesetzkunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate; Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim): Erster Band; (Wien; 1821); (Contributions to the Political Statutes of the Austrian Royal State; published by Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Earl of Barth-Barthenheim); Volume I); (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 12/4/2017 ADD PAGE #