At the El Oued community, the Jews and Arabs used to go to the same public school together. That is why her parents did not send her to school. There were Jewish children who went to public school and learnt French.
"Julie-Dalia learnt some French from her surroundings, especially during the time prior to making Aliya. During that time, they lived in an area called "Mascara.
Studying the Bible and Hebrew was for boys only.