MONCALVO: Asti Print

city and commune in the Province of Asti in the Piedmont region about 45 km E of Turin and about 15 km NE of Asti on the national road SS 547 that links Asti to Casale Monferrato and Vercelli. Historically part of the state of Montferrat. Jewish history in Memories of Jewish life: from Italy to Jerusalem, 1918-1960. By Augusto Segre, Steve Siporin. Jews settled there after their expulsion from France. Moncalvo, like Asti and Fossano retained the old French ritual and still uses the German Maḥzor with several additions. The history of the community is similar to that of the other communities of Savoy. 1866 Jewish population: 220 persons (many artisans in various trades, but it is now considerably smaller.) Source. [October 2011]

History [October 2011]


  • Luzzatto, in Halikot Ḳedem, p. 51 ;
    idem, Mebo le-Maḥzor, p. 7 ;
    Zunz, Ritus, p. 64 ;
    Corriere Israelitico, iv. 315 .

Cemetery: Reg. Borganino 10,  +39.0141.917931  D. Norzi

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