Baba Sali's blessing and marriage

Name of speaker: 
Sima Buḥbut
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Domestic worker, jam and liquor making, and jewellery design
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
71
Year of immigration: 
1953
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: , Matchmaking
Documentation: 
Yaʿel Wecsler
Year of recording: 
2019
Hebrew translator: 
Sima Buḥbut

Translation: 

I attended primary school and was very studious. The principal approached my late mother and begged her to send me to continue my studies. The principal added and said, "Sima could be a school principal." My late mother did not want to, "she should get married" she told him, "and not study", and so I married at the age of 17. My husband was 22 years old when we got married. My husband was from moshav Rinatya and I was from Safed. As a child, I was stuttering, and did not speak sim...read more