The Trials and Treasures of Tel Aviv's Gay-by Boom

As more Israeli homosexual couples father children, many find their joy in parenting is dampened by frustration at the Rabbinate, which won't recognize their children as Jewish.

It’s a spring-like Friday morning in mid-February at the Landver Café in Tel Aviv’s Gan Meir park, and young couples in trendy sneakers are ordering up cappuccinos, reading the papers, fiddling around on iPads and rearranging the outdoor chairs so as to catch the sun rays of the day. Almost everyone here is simultaneously rocking a stroller,...