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This blog will be a Jewish father’s reflections on learning to be a dad. It will also contain occasional thoughts on Torah portions and Jewish living.

“…And Some Say He Should Teach Him to Swim….”

In the Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 29a states that a father is also responsible for teaching his [children] to swim, in addition to other basic responsibilities. This presents a problem for me – I don’t swim very well. This line of talmudic wisdom has become a guiding metaphor for me as a dad; even more than I am teaching, I am also learning…