Becks: Shalom, Brother

David Hirshey writes regularly for Deadspin about soccer.

I'm kvelling, and not just because I'm going to be eating matzo all next week. No, the reason I'm feeling so good is that David Beckham is sending his son Cruz to a Jewish nursery school in Los Angeles.

While Becks and Posh say they have no plans for Cruz to convert, which is probably wise because that other Cruise — Suri — probably won't date a Jewish guy anyway, at least they're going halfway.

Then again, how much can you really ask from someone who's only half Jewish (on his mum's side) and has a Hebrew tattoo on his clearly Gentile body?

As for the biggest mensch in the Galaxy, he's having quite the month — at least off the field. He got to sit courtside at the Lakers-Clippers game and was given his first traffic ticket for bending too much on a left turn. But perhaps the most exciting news is that a recent survey of adult film stars named him the celebrity they'd most like to shtup.

All I can say is: Mazel Tov!