REMINISCENCE
KURSI-JAFUF
MY GREAT  GRANDMOTHER    YUMMA     AMAM
( DAUGHTER OF MEIR,  BROTHER OF RABBI
ELIAHU MANI ) WAS AN OLD LADY IN MY
CHILDHOOD. IN WINTER DURING THE COLD
EVENINGS THEY USED TO MAKE, ESPECIALY FOR
HER,  A " KURSI-JAFUF " (CHARCOAL STOVE
PLACED OVER THE BED AND OVER THE STOVE A
STOOL WAS PLACED COVERED BY A BLANKET).
WE CHILDREN USED TO SLIDE/SIT UNDER THE
BLANKET TO HEAR OUR GREAT GRANDMA TELL
US STORIES OF ABU ZAID EL HELALI, ANKA
ANKA BENT EL RIH AND MANY MORE UNTIL WE
WERE CARRIED TO OUR BEDS TO SLEEP.