And Pharaoh charged his whole people, saying, “Every boy that is born you shall fling into the Nile, and every girl you shall let live.” And a man from the house of Levi went and took a Levite daughter, and the woman conceived and bore a son…Nahmanides explains that the word went means: he went against the tide. The time and place was not one that encouraged starting a family, but this man rebelled and started a family anyway. And the son he sired, Moses, the lawgiver and redeemer of Israel, expanded the counter-cultural legacy of his father and inspired a people who would forever go against the grain.