The "Shasha" Ceremony

Name of speaker: 
Luiz Ben-Eliyahu
Gender of speaker: 
Female
Occupation of speaker: 
Houswife
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
90
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Dr. Assaf Bar-Moshe
Year of recording: 
2014

Translation: 

?A: šašša

Oh dear!

Every woman that gives birth,

in the sixth day (after the birthday),

for the purpose of the woman's health,

the woman and the child's,

they used to call the children,

and they used to distribute to them,

they used to mix seeds, and hummus (seeds), and almond, and pistachio,

they used to mix all this,

(and also) chocolate,

and they used to distribute it to the children.

This is called šašša....read more