Yom Kippur in Djerba

In memory of S'ada Trabelsi, who lived in Djerba most of his life

May these conversations become a memory of this dear man, that the tradition of his ancestors was his guideness 

Name of speaker: 
S'ada Trabelsi Z"L
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Merchant
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
73
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke
Year of recording: 
1996

Translation: 

A. Then pray. The prayer begins. The entire day goes to prayer.

B. Why pray? What are you praying for?

A. We're not going out. We pray Shaḥarit (morning prayer).

B. What are you praying for? Why pray?

A. Why pray?! Yom Kippur!

B. What do you want? for what?

B. Why pray Yom Kippur?

A. Why Yom Kippur?

B. Yes. Why make this holiday?

A. Why do it? It's Yom Kippur. It is Yom Kippur… not from the Tora. It is probably called Kippur, by H...read more