Thursday, March 22, 2007

Franco Don Calo




Franco Don Calo (of an old Roman Jewish family claiming descent of Rabbi Kalonymous* the sage) speaking at a Shealtiel family reunion on the common Davidic ancestry of the two families.


*Legend has it that a member of the family -originating in Italy and Provence-was invited to settle in Germany by Charlemagne in 887 and is considered the progenitor of a large part of Ashkenazic Jewry see more here

A member of this family, Eugenio Calo is considered a national hero in Italy.

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