Jeremie for the independence day - Happy Yom Ha'atzmaut!
“I come from Belgium. I found out that I was Jewish when I went to Oswiecim (Auschwitz concentration camp) with school. That was the time when my grandmother told me that I was Jewish. In 2007/2008 I joined the Jewish community in Brussels and since then I started learning about my Jewishness. Step by step I was becoming religious and eventually I lost a lot of my jobs because of the Shabbats... I also started coming to Israel and became attracted to the country, and the possibility of having a normal Jewish life because it is complicated in Europe. When you are in Europe, you’re an ambassador of Israel, you have to represent the country. I studied carpentry in Brussels and ever since I had started studying I was waiting for a moment to get my degree and move to Israel… So here I am, hoping to lead a normal Jewish life and live in Jerusalem!"

 


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