Aug. 1, 1821

Rescript, issued by the Danish Chancellery to the Governor of Svendborg County [Present-day Denmark]: “In response to the question whether it is within the professional scope of the religious teacher of the Mosaic faith community in the Diocese of Funen to conduct the circumcision of the children of the Mosaic faithful in Svendborg County, circumcision is hereby declared to be a business which a religious teacher is not authorized to conduct.” [Researcher’s note: “Mohalim,” Jews who are trained in performing “brit milah,” the covenant of circumcision, have traditionally often been rabbis and/or religious teachers.]
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 226. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 6/16/2020