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In contradistinction to the English terms "housewife" or "homemaker", it usually has purely positive connotations, although there are sources that claim otherwise. The traditional role of the balabusta also includes, besides fulfilling the household duties for the family, its spiritual bonding and helping its members hold together.
The word balabusta comes from the Hebrew ba'al habayit, meaning master of the house.
In popular culture
Martin Davidson's Rechnitzer Rejects group recorded a song titled "Balabustas", an homage to the traditional role set to the theme song of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters.
- ↑ "Modern Balabusta". http://www.modernbalabusta.com/home.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
- ↑ "Website of Santa Barbara Jewish Festival". http://www.sbjf.org/sbjco/schmaltz/yiddish_phrases.htm. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
- ↑ "Balabusta Project". http://balabusta.com/. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
- ↑ "Webster's Online Dictionary". http://www.websters-online-dictionary.com/translation/Judeo+Spanish/balabusha. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
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