Facing Uncertainty: Four Lessons from Purim for Our Unprecedented Times

Rabbi Sara Sapadin

The Blogs: The Times of Israel — March 8, 2020

As I dropped my children off at school this week, we were greeted by a line of administrators, reminding us to use the newly installed hand sanitizers at the door. Sanitization was a requisite for entry. No squirt, no school.

Coronavirus is now a part of our every day, and as we scramble to do all we can to prevent its transmission—as we wash and Purell and disinfect and wash again– we know, ultimately, that we cannot unwrite what has already been written, nor can we change what has already transpired. For many of us, that reality lies at the core of our anguish.

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