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Purim: Why De-risking Is No Longer An Option


One year ago, almost to the day, our world changed.



No longer were we able to conduct our lives in a normal way.



We were forced to work from home.



Our children would not be able to go to school.



No restaurants, no large gatherings. Not even for weddings.



Little or no travel.



But we all had more time. We did things for which we had little time in the past.



More time with our loved ones. Watching or reading, even studying, or pursuing other interests.



But there was one thing we all had in common. We all found time for deeper introspection. We thought about our lives in ways in which we had not in the past.



So, what lessons have we learned?



Can we glean any special insight from the festival of Purim, which we are all celebrating, albeit, in a strange setting?



The world is not behaving according to the patterns and models to which we have been accustomed.



Technological forces are causing disruption in our everyday lives, in ways we have never experienced.