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The Difference Between Emuna and Bitachon

Shmot(Exodus 1:1-6:1)

Published: January 2, 2010

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Visitor Comments: 3

(3) Michal, January 9, 2012 12:14 PM

easier said than done...

knowing, that God exists, is possible. But Bitachon, being sure of His love, have total unquestioning trust in Him, is something so difficult, that I myself fear, I will only then have it completely, when I am in the "World to come" and He himself will answer my questions. Even when I can accept things He sends me, I just have to think of mothers and babys on their way to the Gas chambers, no trust is left. Tears are there instead and that big, still unanswered question. It will be answered one day, I know. After I die. In the meanwhile I am busy to accept my life, and the knowledge, that all is planned by Hashem. Baruch Hu.

(2) Ann, June 8, 2011 12:23 PM

I love this

I love this video. I had gone through a particularly challenging year with many unwelcomed difficulties. I got upset with God and wondered why He was allowing these things in my life when I was doing my best. Just recently, I began to repent of my anger towards God and to rely on Him with my whole heart. All, I can say is that my faith and reliance on God is stronger now, then before the troubles. I can see His hand in the events of my life. Although I did not want the troubles, they have been a tool making me stronger and helping me grow. That decision to trust God and do good, in spite of the difficulties may have been the crux of the lesson I was to learn, because I have joy in my heart and I feel His guidance.

(1) elisgeva, January 6, 2010 6:26 AM

i needed that explanation!

I am so glad i hit upon this article. It really was timely as i had been questioning my faith and had wondered about the very thing you wrote--yet never had any idea of the big issue between emuna and betachon. in fact, each day i realize how much i need that total surrender that comes w betachon. keep the explanations coming. I really need them as there are so many gaps in my spiritual experience. todah rabbah.

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