English

Shavuot and Tishʿa BeʾAv

Name of speaker: 
ʾAsher (Sasi) Dei
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Bus driver
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
58
Year of immigration: 
1952
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke
Year of recording: 
1993

Passover

Name of speaker: 
ʾAsher (Sasi) Dei
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Bus driver
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
58
Year of immigration: 
1952
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke
Year of recording: 
1993

Synagogue

Name of speaker: 
ʾAsher (Sasi) Dei
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Bus driver
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
58
Year of immigration: 
1952
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke
Year of recording: 
1993

Tishrei holidays

Name of speaker: 
ʾAsher (Sasi) Dei
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Bus driver
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
58
Year of immigration: 
1952
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke
Year of recording: 
1993

Aliya to Israel

Name of speaker: 
ʾAsher (Sasi) Dei
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Bus driver
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
58
Year of immigration: 
1952
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke
Year of recording: 
1993

School and Talmud Tora

Name of speaker: 
ʾAsher (Sasi) Dei
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Bus driver
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
58
Year of immigration: 
1952
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke
Year of recording: 
1993

Life in Beja (Tunisia)

Name of speaker: 
ʾAsher (Sasi) Dei
Gender of speaker: 
Male
Occupation of speaker: 
Bus driver
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
58
Year of immigration: 
1952
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Language: 
Judeo-Arabic
Conversation topics: 
Documentation: 
Yehudit Henshke
Year of recording: 
1993
Hebrew translator: 
Prof. Luca D’Anna – Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”

Translation: 

Beja is the town of wheat and barley and chickpeas and fava beans, they used to grow them as in the moshav. At the time of harvest, they harvested the wheat, at the time of olives, of chickpeas, of fava beans. The town of wealth, [with] lots of greens. Everyone […]? This is called fīrma, fīrma [“company”] in our Arabic dialect, in Beja they called it fīrma. The Jews were… well, how much I remember when I was a kid, the time of war, I was 7 when the Germa...read more

Transcription: 

Bēža blǟd əl-qamməḥ u-š-šʕīr u-l-ḥomməṣ u-l-fūl, yexdmu fē-ha kīf əl-mōšāv. waqxt lə-ḥṣād yaḥsdu l-qaməḥ, waqxt əz-zītūn, waqxt əl-ḥomməṣ, waqxt əl-fūl. blād əl-xīr xḍūr yāsər fē-ha. kol exad šlū? ādi tətsamma fīrma, fīrma, bə-l-ʕarbi mtāʕ-na fī Bēža isammīw-a fīrma. əl-yehūd kānu, āz kam ənfakkər ǟna waqxt kənt zġīr ǟna waqxt əl-gīrra, kān ʕumr-i sebʕ snīn waqxt əl-almān kammlū l-blǟd ...read more