Apr. 9, 1833

Ordinance, issued by Emperor Francis II, for Moravia and Silesia [Present-day Czech Republic]: “The requirements a Jewish groom must fulfill, in order to be eligible for a wedding license, are as follows: 1) A minimum age of 24 years. Proof of age is to be submitted by way of a certificate, issued by the local rabbi and the community council, and confirmed by the local records office upon inspection of the birth and circumcision registers. 2) A net worth of at least 300 guilders, which may consist of real property or in the operating capital of a company. 3) The securement of payment of the royal and community per capita tax over three years, i.e., 300 guilders in total. 4) An attestation of good moral conduct, issued by the rabbi. If the petitioner spent some time away from his birthplace, he shall also present a morality certificate issued by the community where he last resided for a while. 5) Proof of having received regular schooling, in German language, as well as having passed an examination in the contents of the textbook Bne-Zion.” [Researcher’s note: “Bne-Zion” was a textbook commissioned by the Austrian government, for the instruction of Jewish students in moral and religious principles.]
Grassl, Ignaz. Das österreichische Eherecht der Juden (The Austrian Marital Laws for Jews). Braumüller: Vienna, 1848. Page 40. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 2/11/2020