Kuwaiti Muslim Discovers Jewish Roots, Changes Name to Mordechai
He was born as a Muslim in Kuwait, never heard a good word said about Jews, and then suddenly, in the middle of his life, Mumtaz Halawa’s entire world turned over. He discovered that he was Jewish.
After quite a difficult crisis, he immigrated to Israel and changed his name to Mordechai. Until this very day, he has yet to tell his father – a member of the al-Masri family from Nablus who lives in Jordan – about the change has gone through.