Monday, October 11, 2010

In G-d We Trust

A video from 1981, Yiddish with English subtitles:

There are certain principles that are so central to the foundation of the United States that they were engraved on its coins and printed on its currency two fundamental principles: In G-d We Trust and E Pluribus Unum - Out of many, one.

The English language offers a variety of words to express the idea of faith. Trust is not just intellectual belief, nor is it emotional belief. In G-d We Trust means to believe in G-d and to rely on Him, to entrust all ones concerns to Him.

When it comes to belief the Talmud says: A burglar at the mouth of the tunnel calls upon G-d! He prays to G-d for help. But the fact that he has resorted to thievery proves that he does not trust G-d in his life.

Action is the main thing: What matters most in governing a country, and especially for its highest leader, is to elevate the mindset and behavior of all its citizens; first and foremost, to convey, until it is clear to the entire population: In G-d We Trust — that we trust Him in all matters of life, the spiritual as well as the material.

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