Apr. 23, 1787

Burial Ordinance, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “The mischief, that the Jews use to bury their dead before the bodies are completely cold, shall generally be abolished, and the county offices shall make it known: that before two times 24 hours no Jew, except in the special case of a highly contagious disease, shall be buried; otherwise, any violators shall be subjected to an administrative fine that is appropriate to their greater or smaller wealth.”
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. Erster Band von A – D (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 I from A – D). Government Printing Office: Prague, 1828. Page 244. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 2/17/2020