The New York Times

YOU'RE ABOUT TO GO DOWN ONE

A few days into the new year, someone asked me, as a kind of puzzle: "What is a hole?" Right now, your brain is protecting you; human brains are poor multitaskers and since yours is occupied with reading, you haven't yet had time to sit back and consider the question that has blown across the fecund wasteland of my thoughts nearly every day of 2019.
THE YEMENITE CHILDREN AFFAIR

In the state of Israel's early years, a number of parents in immigrant transit camps were told that their babies had died. Their families believe the babies were abducted by the Israeli authorities in the 1950s, and were illegally put up for adoption to childless Ashkenazi families, Jews of European descent. A younger generation is demanding answers.
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