Aug. 30, 1791

Decree, issued by the City Council of Frankfurt am Main [Present-day Germany]: “We hereby order, by the power of this decree, that no local Jew or Jewess may get married without the prior permission of the local community warden and the rabbi, nor be united in matrimony by a foreign rabbi, under penalty of being fined or receiving corporal punishment, as well as mandatory removal of this city, without hope of re-admittance.”
Decree regarding Jewish marriages in Frankfurt am Main (1791). Hesse Decrees Collection; AR 25198; Box 1; Folder 10; Leo Baeck Institute. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 1/9/2020