The First Jew in France Archelaus, son of Herod. Okay, probably not really the first Jew, and it wasn’t France then, but close enough. Share this:TwitterTumblrFacebookLinkedInEmailRedditLike this:Like Loading... One thought on “The First Jew in France” Add yours I love all your lectures. I would hope, one day, to see your take on the Jews of the Arabian penninsula. I just discovered this after seeing, at the Met, the sculpture head of one of the early leaders, including the incantation bowls in Hebrew script and in Arabic.Hope that this bit of history is not too contentious. For myself, I found it fascinating. Loading... Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.