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Law #856 from the Levanda Index

Czar: Alexander II
Year: 1860

Editor's Note: The word 'keep' in this translation means 'maintain' in the sense of 'keeping house'. It also means to hire or support, as to 'keep in service'.

856. -- April 7. Imperial Ratification of the Legal Position of the Jewish Committee, Announced to the Senate by the Interior Minister. --

On permitting Jewish pharmacists and pharmaceutical chemists to hire Christian servants to keep and manage their chemists' shops.

By the question arising: whether Jewish pharmacists or pharmaceutical chemists can, for keeping and managing chemists' shops, keep in service for such shops Christians, the Jewish Committee, having the view that existing laws prohibit Jews from keeping Christians strictly for continual household service, but permit hiring them in various posts in commercial affairs, for work in factories, mills, and others, and taking into account that attendants keeping chemists' shops of Jewish pharmacists or pharmaceutical chemists can not be counted in the ranks of domestic servants, conforming to Statute 111 of the Regulations on [... crimes], decides to permit Jewish pharmacists and pharmaceutical chemists to hire, for purposes of keeping and managing their chemists' shops, Christian servants.
The Emperor, on the aforesaid legal position of the Committee, the 7th day of April, 1860, was Imperially pleased to ratify it. (V.P.S.Z. Vol. XXXV, No. 35,668).

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