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The Jewish community in El Oued (Souf)

                                                                                                                                               

Name of speaker: 
Biya (Clemontain) Bitan
Participants in the conversation: 
Farji Bitan
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Housewife
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
80
Year of immigration: 
1957
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke, Raḥamim Cohen
Year of recording: 
2018

Hafrashat ḥalla (separating the ḥalla)

Name of speaker: 
Julie-Dalia Bitan
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Housewife
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
82
Year of immigration: 
1950
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke, Suzi and Raḥamim Cohen
Year of recording: 
2018

Passover preparations

Name of speaker: 
Sara ʾAtias
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Housewife
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
83
Year of immigration: 
1955
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke, Suzi and Raḥamim Cohen
Year of recording: 
2018

Translation: 

General translation:

The preparations for Passover included cleaning, and baking matzot. The wheat was selected grain by grain. Afterwards, they would grind the wheat with a special grinder, fill dishes with water, cover them and leave it overnight. They used to knead and roll the dough swiftly, and bake the matzot in a Tabun oven. The women prepared the matzot and the men backed the matzot.

The process of Hagʾala (koshering dishes) is also described here.

Lighting candles for Shabbat and holidays

                                                                                                                         

Name of speaker: 
Biya (Clemontain) Bitan
Participants in the conversation: 
Farji Bitan
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Housewife
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
80
Year of immigration: 
1957
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke, Suzi Cohen
Year of recording: 
2018

Recruiting young men to the army during World War II

Name of speaker: 
Yosef Twito
Participants in the conversation: 
Mazal-Mas‘uda Twito
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Pensioner
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
83
Year of immigration: 
1945
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke, Suzi and Raḥamim Cohen
Year of recording: 
2018

Brit mila

                                                                                                           

Name of speaker: 
Farji Bitan
Participants in the conversation: 
Biya (Clemontain) Bitan
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Pensioner; worked in 'Solel Boneh' and agriculture
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
80
Year of immigration: 
1957
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke, Raḥamim Cohen
Year of recording: 
2018
Hebrew translator: 
Biya (Clemontain) Bitan

Brit mila

Name of speaker: 
Julie-Dalia Bitan
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Housewife
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
82
Year of immigration: 
1950
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke, Suzi and Raḥamim Cohen
Year of recording: 
2018

Bar mitzva

Name of speaker: 
Julie-Dalia Bitan
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Housewife
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
82
Year of immigration: 
1950
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke, Suzi and Raḥamim Cohen
Year of recording: 
2018

Recruited family members during World War II

Name of speaker: 
Mazzal-Mas‘uda Twito
Participants in the conversation: 
Yosef Twito
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Pensioner
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
75
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke, Suzi and Raḥamim Cohen
Year of recording: 
2018

The Jewish court and community rabbis

Name of speaker: 
Yosef Twito
Participants in the conversation: 
Mazal-Mas‘uda Twito
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Pensioner
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
83
Year of immigration: 
1945
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke, Suzi and Raḥamim Cohen
Year of recording: 
2018