Feb. 15, 1816

Ordinance, issued by the government of the Kingdom of Bohemia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “In order to thwart the continued creeping in of bahurim from foreign lands and from other Austrian provinces, it is ordered: that every Israelite head of household, and every Israelite in general, who takes in such a bahur, and employs him as a bahur or home teacher, for his own children or those of other Jews, will be subjected to a fine of 50 guilders, half of which shall be paid to the reporter [of the violation], with the other half payable to the Jewish poorhouses. If the fine cannot be paid on account of poverty, the offender shall be jailed appropriately, and the bahur deported immediately.” [Researcher’s note: A bahur (plural: bahurim), from the Hebrew word for “youth,” is, in Jewish use, a young unmarried man, specifically a student in a Talmudic academy.]
Jaksch, Peter Karl (Ed.). Gesetzeslexikon im Geistlichen, Religions- und Toleranzfache, wie auch in Güter- Stiftungs- Studien- und Zensurssachen für das Königreich Böhmen von 1801 bis Ende 1825. Siebenter Band. (Encyclopedia of Spiritual, Religious and Tolerance Laws, as well as Matters of Goods, Foundations, Education and Censorship, for the Kingdom of Bohemia, from 1801 until the End of 1825. Volume VII). Government Printing Office: Prague, 1829. Page 226. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 2/16/2020