“Shmulik” (invented name) is a youth who grew up in eastern Jerusalem as a Muslim, and who even wanted to become a “shahid” – until, one day, he was surprised to discover that his mother was Jewish – making him a Jew himself.
When he was still young, “Shmulik’s” mother died and his father remarried to an Arab woman. Shmulik had no idea pf his true identity until a Jewish plumber he worked for asked Shmulik for his ID number and, after several inquiries, told Shmulik that he was, in fact, Jewish.
Two weeks later, Shmulik turned to the anti-assimilation organization Yad L’Achim and has completely changed his lifestyle. “It’s a really difficult change – I went through a lot of challenges. Even today, there are people who can’t accept it,” he said.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.