Sept. 9, 1830

Decree, issued by the German Department of the Interior [Present-day Germany]: “While incarcerated Jewish criminals may, where this is feasible, partake in the religious rituals of their brothers in faith, or even, on Christian Sundays and holidays, when no labor is done, convene in a designated room to read their law and psalm books, they are, however, not released from working on Saturdays.” [Researcher’s note: The Jewish day of rest, Shabbat, falls on Saturday.]
Heinemann, Jeremiah (Ed.). Erster Nachtrag zu den Ergänzungen und Erläuterungen der die religiöse und bürgerliche Verfassung der Juden in den königl. Preussischen Staaten betreffenden Gesetze (First Addendum to the Supplements and Annotations of the Laws Regarding the Religious and Civil Constitution of the Jews in the Prussian States). Henmann: Berlin, 1835. Page 69. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 2/3/2020