Two families rush to the hospital. Tikva is in heavy labour. The baby is coming! The expecting father, a scholarly Orthodox Jew, arrives at the hospital with his parents and some cousins. From other cars out pour every generation, from great-grandparents down to children. They greet each other warmly. There’s a buzz in the air. But later, when a violent feud breaks out between the two families, in the maternity ward, Tikva will stand before them to protect her newborn son.