Samuel Pallache is a Moroccan Jew who became famous in the Christendom and the Muslim world. He served as a mediator “between Europe and North Africa.” Pallache and his nephew Moshe “were fluent in the languages and cultures of both Islam and Europe,” the reason why they obviously were well-versed and well-known in both Christendom and the Muslim world. García-Arenal in her book A Man of Three Worlds: Samuel Pallache, a Moroccan Jew in Catholic and Protestant Europe celebrates his-story. She states in the introduction of her book that:
the lives of such obscure minor figures are very hard to document or to reconstruct in their entirety. It is perhaps precisely for this reason that we, the authors of this book, have come to feel such fascination for the ambiguous and complex life of Samuel Pallache.
This quote shows that Samuel Pallache was an interesting person who is worthy to be studied and conduct research on. García-Arenal, with other authors, devoted the entire book to tell Pallache’s his-story as the title indicates.
Samuel Pallache was born in Fez, attempted to straddle the borders between two worlds in conflict with one another. García-Arenal illustrates with a map captioned as “Samuel Pallache’s World” which goes far to England and Italy. Samuel assumed control of diplomatic relations with the English court. So “in 1611, he traveled to England with the Moroccan ambassador and the English agent John Harrison to deliver a letter from Muley Zaydan to James I.”
Some of the Moroccan Jews went too far in integrating in the English society by eventually converting to Protestantism, which caused a complete denial from their families: such as Isaac, Samuel Pallache’s nephew, son of his brother Joseph. However, he was still identified as a Jew in London because the Christians thought that Jews can be ‘pretenders’.
Samuel Pallache occupied an interesting position in England serving “the crown again in connection with North African affairs” and afterwards “persuaded Samuel’s nephew, Moseh Pallache, to follow the same path”
Samuel Pallache died in 1615.
Unfortunately, not much English or French materials are available on Samuel Pallache, mostly Spanish. I have based my arguments on mainly one book, A Man of Three Worlds, which is considered as a key book to Samuel Pallache’s journeys.
 Mercedes García-Arenal, et al., A Man of Three Worlds: Samuel Pallache, a Moroccan Jew in Catholic and Protestant Europe (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University, 1999), foreword. viii.
 Ibid., p. viii-ix.
 Ibid., intro. ixx.
 Ibid., p. xx.
 Ibid., p. 75.
 Ibid., p. x.
 Jonathan I. Israel, Empires and Entrepots: The Dutch, the Spanish Monarchy and the Jews, 1585-1713 (London: The Hambledon Press, 1990), p. 368.
 Albert M. Hyamson, The Sephardim of England, footnote num. 2, p. 8.