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In the 6 century, a Jewish community thrived in Paris.
A synagogue was built on the Ile de la Cite, but was later torn down and a church was erected instead.
Jewish communities have been documented in 465 in Vannes (Brittany), in 524 in Valence and in 533 in Orleans.
Jewish immigration increased during this period and attempts were made to convert the Jews to Christianity.
More anti-Jewish persecutions took place in the western provinces during the rule of Louis IX (1226-70).
Currently, France hosts Europe’s largest Jewish community - 480,000 strong - and Paris is said to have more kosher restaurants than even New York City.
Anti-Jewish sentiments were not common in this early period, in fact, after a Jewish man was killed in Paris in the 7 century, Jews were active in commerce and medicine.
The Carolingian emperors allowed Jews to become accredited purveyors in the imperial court.
The Talmud was put on trial and was subsequently burned in 1242.
Despite the persecution, Jews managed to remain active in money-lending and commerce.