Memo to first-time fathers: If your baby is crying, she's probably wet. Or tired. Or hungry. Or angry. Or confused about what's happening in the big, new, strange world she lives in.
My daughter turned 4 weeks old today. She has never heard of the State of Israel, the book of Deuteronomy, Albert Einstein, Shawn Green, Joe Lieberman, the Holocaust, Golda Meir, Yasser Arafat, the Western Wall, God, or, I suspect, her father.
What does it mean to be a Jewish father? If you're from a religious Jewish background, you know just what to do. You basically raise your child the way you were raised.