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Facemasks and Purim Masks: The Pandemic’s First Anniversary

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by Rabbi Benjamin Blech

“We’ve spent a year in distress. Some of our greatest spiritual giants were taken from us … Families witnessed… death of loved ones. The world has changed in so many ways…

 

On this first anniversary that coincides with Purim, let’s reaffirm that although we do not understand, we continue to have faith.

 

Like Purim, at times God puts on a mask and conceals His presence and His purpose. But as Purim also teaches us, miracles of salvation are part of the story as well, and we have every certainty that the day will come when masks will no longer conceal the Almighty’s presence – nor be required by a soon-to-be conquered pandemic.”