Y has a big test in Navi (Prophets) coming up.
(Actually, she has many big tests coming up and she is studying ALL the time).
Moshe spent all afternoon studying Yirmiyahu (The Book of Jeremiah) with her.
By the end of Shabbat, Moshe & Y had only covered about half of the material.
A discussion ensued about whether or not to watch Star Trek tonight.
A while ago, we established an "official policy" that, even if someone would miss out, we would show Star Trek to whoever was home/available. The person/people, who missed it, could watch the episode during the week.
Y was not happy about the prospect of missing Star Trek.
As she was making her case, MD came over and quietly stated that he did not want to watch Star Trek if Y wasn't able to see it.
His gentle but determined support of his sister engendered respect and appreciation.
Almost as if he felt he had to justify this unconditional generosity, MD explained that last week, when Moshe helped him prepare his "Bamah Ishit" (Personal Project) about Lag B'Omer, we all postponed watching Battlestar Galactica. MD felt it was only fair to extend the same courtesy to Y.
Whatever the reason, his devotion to his sister filled me with parental pride.
God bless my children! May they always be so attentive and caring about each other!
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,