Excerpt from the Pinkas Kehila of the Jewish Congregation Frankfurt (Oder) 1767 / 1771, MS 19, 15r-15v

Source Description

This source is a two-page excerpt from the minute book (pinkas) of the Jewish Congregation in Frankfurt (Oder) with entries dating from the years 1767 and 1771. The minute book documents the activities of the Congregation between 1754 and 1793. Most of the entries, including those selected, deal with the financial matters of the Congregation – taxes, leases, the sale of synagogue seats, taking out loans – but also with marriage contracts, Congregation elections, guardianship and estate matters, as well as matters concerning the burial society. Despite the brevity of the selected entries, they address several central themes of Jewish history in the second half of the eighteenth century. In addition to the steadily growing burden of taxes, the selected excerpt refers to supra-regional and economic connections between the congregations in Frankfurt (Oder) and Hamburg.

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Recommended Citation

Excerpt from the Pinkas Kehila of the Jewish Congregation Frankfurt (Oder) 1767 / 1771, MS 19, 15r-15v (translated by Erwin Fink), edited in: Key Documents of German-Jewish History, <https://keydocuments.net/source/jgo:source-261> [July 19, 2024].