May 4, 1814

Royal Decree, issued by the Danish Chancellery to the Representatives of the Jewish Community in Copenhagen [Present-day Denmark]: “His Majesty, with regard to teaching at the schools for the youth of the Mosaic creed, has most graciously determined: 1) that all instruction at the above-referenced schools must be given in the Danish language; 2) that the teaching of religion must be conducted according to the most carefully approved textbook provided to the representatives; 3) that a selection of the prayers in the Hebrew prayer-book shall be translated into Danish, and then daily prayers be held in these schools, twice a day; 4) that the provisions concerning the teaching of religion and the practice of devotion shall also apply to girls – who shall not be given any instruction whatsoever in the Hebrew language; 5) that no confessor of the Mosaic religion, regardless of whether he or she is attending a Jewish or a Christian school, shall be able to evade being taught in the manner provided for in the second paragraph; and 6) that it shall not be left to the fathers of the Mosaic creed to decide anything about the subjects in which their children are to be taught in school.”
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 315. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 6/29/2020