Rosh Ḥodesh (first of the month) customs

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

Translation: 

General translation:

Every first day of a month they cooked a dish called “barkoksh”. It is a kind of a very thick couscous, in the size of rice grains. They processed the ground wheat with a sifter to make the barkoksh; ate it with thick soup that contains tomatoes, peppers, fūl and hummus beans. (she was asked if they added butter. She said no.)

Did they light a candle for Rosh Hodesh (first day of the month)?

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