Apr. 30, 1825

Ordinance, issued by the Danish Chancellery to the County Governor of Funen [Present-day Denmark]: “Regulations for funerals of the Mosaic faith community in Odense, in the space purchased by them as a burial ground: […] Art. 8 – Everyone is free to let coffins be painted black; he who does not let coffins be painted black must cover the same with a black cloth, procured by the congregation. […] Art. 10 – The bodies which do not belong to a family plot are buried in a row or line one after the other, regardless of their identity, and every grave is made close to the most recently deceased in the congregation. […] Art. 13 – The prayer, which is read at the gravesite, shall be spoken in an orderly fashion, without any outcry, such that he who leads the prayer speaks each verse first, and the rest of the mourners repeat the same.”
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 436. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 7/4/2020