After Yusra lost her parents in a military conflict in the Middle East, she was sent to America to live with her aunt. It was there that she found Joseph, a Jewish boy. They discovered that they were able to talk through [[PsychicLink telepathy]] and through that they were able to stay close friends.. However, there is something more to them than just telepathy..or their friendship.

[[http://sakura02.net/JosephYusra/index.php Joseph and Yusra: A Complicated Friendship]] is an OEL Manga {{Webcomic}} that follows the life and difficulties of these two friends, and the problems they end up in.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AlphaBitch: Betsy
* AMinorKidroduction: How we first see Joseph and Yusra.
* {{Animesque}}
* BarrierWarrior: Yusra's abilities seem to manifest as such.
* BigNo: [[http://www.sakura02.net/JosephYusra/index.php?id=514 And how!]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Yael ]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Yusra's life-style is really controversal for conservative Muslims. Despite ''lookooking'' so religious to non-Muslims, she dislikes wearing long skirt, plays music, and even does not hesitate to talk with men.[[note]]The first one is unfavorrable for hiding their figure, and the middle one is considered that against Islam, and talking with people who have opposite sex and are not family is forbidden in Islam. [[/note]]
** Also, it can be said for Muna. She is non-pragmatical as even does not wear hijab and torelance for Yusra's life-style. Add to it, after she held back people who blame Yusra, [[spoiler: [[HolierThanThou a women who always patronizing them]] told Muna that the reason why she cannot have her own family is she "leads astray" Yusra and does not "easy things" such as wearing hijabs.]]
* BrilliantButLazy: Yusra skipped a grade yet has terrible study habits.
* CatchPhrase: Yusuf always calls Joseph 'homie'
* ChristianityIsCatholic
* ChristmasEpisode: It has [[http://www.mangamagazine.net/read-manga/Joseph-and-Yusra-Christmas-special-Chapter-1-Joseph-and-Yusra-Christmas-special/5633/0/1 its own story]].
* ChurchMilitant
* CityWithNoName
* CompressedHair: Without her hijab, Yusra's hair goes all the way down to her knees. It's actually discussed in [[http://josephandyusra.deviantart.com/gallery/34564411#/d5ioe9f a short]] the author made.
* {{Confessional}}: PlayedForLaughs when Mary uses her portable confessional on Joseph (a cardboard box placed on his head). However the advice she gives is genuinely helpful.
* FriendToAllChildren: Joseph babysit a number of kids, including Bracha, and is a camp counselor at a Jewish summer camp.
* FriendlySniper: Mary
* GenkiGirl: Both Yusra and Mary, though Mary is much more hyper.
* HalloweenEpisode: It has [[http://www.mangamagazine.net/manga-and-comics/Joseph-and-Yusra-Halloween-Special/detail-page/5209 its own story]]... in the form of a GrotesqueCute {{Elseworld}}
* HeroicComedicSociopath: [[http://sakura02.net/JosephYusra/index.php?id=306 Mary]].
-->'''Joseph:''' Are you out of your freaking mind?
-->'''Mary:''' Maaaaaayyyyy-be?
* ImportantHaircut: Yusra's aunt cut off her long hair at the beginning of the second book after breaking up with [[EgocentricallyReligious her]] [[{{Jerkass}} boyfriend]].
* JiveTurkey: Yusuf (the foreign exchange student living with Joseph), really doesn't get American slang (even though he bought a book to help him.)
-->"[[CatchPhrase Homie]]!! Let's play this kick butts game!"
* KidsAreCruel: In the first chapter or so, three kids take Joseph's yarmulke and stomp on it
* LikeBrotherAndSister: Yusra refers to her relationship with Joseph as this [[spoiler: [[{{Irony}} right before running into her ''actual'' brother]].]]
* MeleeATrois: [[spoiler: Yael, Yusuf, and Mary. Also, it can be said for Israeli Military, Palestine one, and American Government. ]]
* MundaneUtility: Joseph and Yusra use their psychic link as an alarm clock and to help Yusra [[MundaneUtility skip a grade in school]].
* NiceJewishBoy: Joseph
* NotWhatItLooksLike: This has happened to Joseph and Yusra twice. [[http://sakura02.net/JosephYusra/index.php?id=380 The second time]] was played for laughs. [[http://sakura02.net/JosephYusra/index.php?id=110 The first time...]] [[http://sakura02.net/JosephYusra/index.php?id=111 not so much]].
** And it happend [[http://www.sakura02.net/JosephYusra/index.php?id=528 again]]!
* NunsAreFunny: Mary is hilarious.
* NunTooHoly: Mary, dear god, Mary. She curses, encourages violence, carries firearms everywhere, and then there was this:
-->"Jesus, help a sister out would you?"
* OddFriendship: It's right there in the title
* PsychicLink: Yusra and Joseph have shared one since they first met. They were perfectly capable of understanding each other despite the fact that Yusra did not know a single word of English at the time.
* RapunzelHair: Without her hijab, Yusra's hair is very, very long.
* RegalRinglets-OjouRinglets: To some extents, Yael's hair is like this.
* RunningGag: Every time Joseph ends up holding Yusra, for whatever reason, he freaks out and starts apologizing regardless of the circumstances. Followed by Yusra yelling at him to stop.[[note]] Muslim women are not supposed to be touched by any man that they aren't related or married to. Similarly, Religious Jews also do not touch the other gender unless they are related or married to them.[[/note]]
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend: Both Joseph and Yusra have this mindset.
* ShipperOnDeck: Mary ships Yusra and Joseph [[http://sakura02.net/JosephYusra/index.php?id=88 like you]] [[http://sakura02.net/JosephYusra/index.php?id=484 wouldn't]] [[http://sakura02.net/JosephYusra/index.php?id=519 believe]].
* ShoutOut: When they first meet, Yusra's aunt and Joseph's mother bond over their favorite [[{{Literature/Twilight}} Midnight]] character named Tedward.
* SilentSnarker: Luke (Mary's [[http://sakura02.deviantart.com/art/Mary-character-sheet-2013-373675892 adoptive brother]]) [[WordOfGod is deaf]] yet still manages to get in a line or two on her.
* SlasherSmile: [[EstablishingCharacterMoment During her introduction]], [[http://sakura02.net/JosephYusra/index.php?id=77 Mary gives one]] that brings to mind [[Manga/FrankenFran Fran Madaraki]].
* SpinOff: [[http://munastory.smackjeeves.com/ Muna's Story]] is.
* SuperOCD: Joseph is very passionate about his kosher utensils, thank you very much.
* {{Telepath}}: See PsychicLink above. Also, [[spoiler: Mary can hear psychic conversations, she just can't send them.]]
* TakeAThirdOption: In the masquerade episode, [[spoiler: Yusra appeared on the stage of the party with costumes hiding all of her hair and face. However, [[AlphaBitch Betsy]] and her surrounds [[ShamefulStrip took Yusra's headpiece and mask in front of audience]]. She was placed in situation that she could choose only to keep performing with her face and hair naked or just give in Betsy at first. However, Joseph picked her away and her friends helped Yusra, and she came back without any caps and only hides eyes. ]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Mary loves herself some chocolate.
* WillNotTellALie: [[spoiler: Mary told Joseph and Yusra that they can be involved in Middle Eastern conflicts thanks to their power, and Yusra is chased by Israeli and Palestine Military. ]]
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Joseph has a crippling fear of bugs.