Scholars and bureaucrats scoff at the idea that Yemenite Jewish babies were once kidnapped for adoption. But the theory won’t die.
REBECCA NEWBERGER GOLDSTEIN is the author of Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Godel and of five novels and a book of short stories. She is a professor of philosophy and a Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute. She lives in Cambridge and Truro, Massachusetts.