The Filmmaker, the Jazz Musician, and the Little Girl: An Unlikely Israeli Adoption Story

Back in the 1960s, German-born filmmaker Helga Keller and American jazz musician Mel Keller adopted the five-year-old Liora, and hid her Moroccan roots. Helga captured the intimate ups and downs of the adoption in a memoir that was never completed.

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It is Israel, 1964. Renowned filmmaker and educator Helga Keller and her husband, United States-born jazz musician Mel Keller, are on their way to meet the little girl who may become their daughter. In the...