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Students at the Jewish Primary Day School in Washington D.C. celebrate Israeli independence day.

$20M Gift Set To Transform Only Jewish Day School in Washington D.C.

A huge donation is about to transform the only Jewish day school in the nation’s capital.

Where Do Israeli Babies Come From? Nepal. But After Quake, for How Long?

Nepal’s devastating earthquake has sent shock waves through a most unlikely group: gay Israelis who are having babies with surrogate South Asian mothers.

U. Penn Hillel Hosts Event With 'Palestine' Group — But Was It Against The Rules?

The University of Pennsylvania’s Hillel deny they did an end run around strict national pro-Israel guidelines when they hosted a co-sponsored event with a pro-Palestinian student group.

Devastating Nepal Earthquake Hits Israeli Backpackers and Would-Be Surrogate Parents

Israeli backpackers traded stories of narrow escapes from the massive earthquake that rocked Nepal and dozens of would-be surrogate parents held out hope they could complete adoptions of newborn babies in the Himalayan nation.

President Obama Pokes Fun at Benjamin Netanyahu at White House Correspondents' Dinner

At the gathering he jokingly called “a night when Washington celebrates itself,” President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him.