May 25, 1829

Rescript for “the prevention of changes in the religious customs of Jews” issued by by the Royal Ministry of the Interior addressed to the government of Winden [Prussia]: “The royal government is hereby instructed by His Royal Majesty’s explicit order to make sure that the Jews in their districts are not allowed to deviate from the common rituals and to make [new] changes to their religious customs which could result in new religious sects being established. The confirmation of children in some israeli communities which have been brought to His Royal Majesty attention through newspaper reports are to be regarded as such ‘new change’ because it is not part of the Jewish tradition; that is why this is not to be allowed to continue as per the highest order.”
Heinemann, Jeremias: Sammlung der religiösen und bürgerliche Verfassung der Juden in den königl. Preuß Staaten betreffend den Gesetze, Vervordnungen, Gutaschten, Berichte und Erkenntinisse. 1831; p. 317, Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 2/19/2016