Raising children and life in moshav (village) Nofekh

Name of speaker: 
Sima Buḥbut
Participants in the conversation: 
Yosef Buḥbut
Gender of speaker: 
Occupation of speaker: 
Domestic worker, jam and liquor making, and jewellery design
Age of speaker at time of recording: 
Year of immigration: 
Speaker's country of origin: 
Speaker's community of origin: 
Yaʿel wecsler
Year of recording: 
Sima Buḥbut


My eldest daughter was 26 months old. Then we started building our house. We also worked outside, I was cleaning and my husband worked in tar at The Municipality of Petaḥ Tikva. I gave birth to two daughters and two sons. I raised them without a car, without a phone, without anything. When I had to go to a parent meeting, I would take a ride with someone. We did everything on our own. I would clean people's houses. To help make a living I would also buy fruit from the people of the moshav, Rinatya and Mazor: grapes, apples, persimmons and more. I made compote, jams and liqueurs. My kids grew up, went to school and university. Our youngest daughter went to study art photography at the University of Jerusalem.