Oshra Attia knew of her proud Egyptian heritage. Her Christian parents spoke of their Egyptian childhood, and Oshra had been to Egypt to visit her relatives there.

While working in a Jewish school in LA, Oshra was told many times that she had a Jewish neshama (soul) but she thought nothing of it.

She became involved in Rainbow Gatherings, which took her to the Negev in Israel. Only after she fell in love with Israel and was told over and over again that she had a Jewish "neshama," did she ask her parents if she really did have Jewish roots. What a surprise.

Also: Oshra tells her opinions about the political situation in Egypt and her Egyptian relatives opinions of Jews.