Deborah Walike




Don’t Rain on My Parade

Don’t Rain on My Parade

I love Inauguration Day. Even though in my lifetime of voting I’ve only been on the “winning side” five times — including this one — the day and ceremony are truly magnificent. No matter what’s been happening around the country, no matter how deep the...

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Just Imagine

Just Imagine

I’m a complete sap. Name the maudlin, tear-jerking film, song, book or even TV commercial, and you’ll find me weeping. Maybe this should be embarrassing, but I also fall completely for whatever idealistic or perhaps even naïve plotline unfolds. I’m thrilled when Harry...

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How Can We Not?

How Can We Not?

Maimonides, the great Jewish philosopher and scholar, wrote that there are eight levels of charity, each greater than the next one. The greatest is to help out a fellow Jew, and the list goes on to the less impressive gestures of “giving inadequately but cheerfully”...

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