In 1823 a new Jewish Committee was formed to draft the new legislations on Jews. The development of the project was assigned to a committee of directors of departments of ministries. The resulting draft went to a committee of four ministers, who heavily edited it. By order of the emperor, both the "ministerial" and "director" regulations, together with various accompanying materials, entered the State Council. As a result, after numerous corrections, the 1835 Statute on the Jews was developed.
In the study it will be analyzed the draft versions of the Statute on the Jews, developed by the ministers and the directors of departments of ministries, studied explanations and amendments, as well as requests to governors and district leaders of the nobility. Thus, a more complete picture of the history of the development of the 1835 Statute on the Jews will be obtained.
The work will be based on materials stored in the Russian State Historical Archives in St. Petersburg.
Image: Gentiles dancing and drinking in a Jewish tavern. Lithograph by G. Pillati published by A. Chlebowski, “Swit,” and printed by B.Wierzbicki and Sons, Warsaw, n.d. (Moldovan Family Collection) – YIVOenciclopedia.org