I still remember my synagogue cantor teaching us Debbie's latest melody to "Mi Chamocha" one Sunday morning at Sunday School, in the mid-1990s.
Years later, I took a snapshot of friends at one of her OSRUI concerts, and it became their engagement photo, depicting one of the happiest moments of their life together. I once had the opportunity to sit and talk to Debbie, before that OSRUI concert, and was humbled by the friendliness and graciousness she extended to all whom she met. The world is mourning, and I mourn with it.
The photo is of Chalutzim campers at Debbie's OSRUI show, July 25, 2009. Their t-shirts spell out: D E B B I E ! !