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Rebbe: In G-d We Trust

Rebbe: In G-d We Trust

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In honor of July 4th: A talk by the Rebbe explaining America's core principles of "In G‑d We Trust" and "E Pluribus Unum."

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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