Podcast: Motti Inbari on the Yemenite Children Affair

Did the Israeli government kidnap Yemenite Jewish children in the state’s early days? A historian joins us to explain the story, why it’s a myth, and why it won’t go away.

A group of Yemenite Jews in Israel. Via Getty images. 

A group of Yemenite Jews in Israel. Via Getty images. 

Observation
May 12 2022
About the authors

Motti Inbari is a professor of religion at UNC Pembroke. His latest book is The Making of Modern Jewish Identity: Ideological Change and Religious Conversion (Routledge).

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