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bruriaheww Posted - 05 February 2004 13:38
What is the difference between emunah and bitachon? We are discussing it in tehillim class and I really don't understand it. I won't ask the teacher for help, because I keep failing all the test and midterms wehave had. I need help!!! I always thought they meant the same thing, but now I realized I was wrong. So like i know emunah is faith, but i don't know more. I know bitachon- is trust that there is a g-d. Please help me!! Thanx!!
MODERATOR Posted - 05 February 2004 13:51
Emunah means you believe in Hashem; Bitchon means you trust Him and rely on Him.

Two dofferent things. I can believe you exist (Emunah) but that doesnt mean that I think you are always takigncare of me, and that anything that happens to bme was the best for me because you said so.

senior09 Posted - 15 June 2006 18:12
Read Rabbi Akiva Tatz's book "The Thinking Jewish Teenager's Guide to Life," the chapter titled "Faith."

In a nutshell, he says that the definition of emunah is not faith; rather, faithfulness to that which I already know to be true.

rota Posted - 22 August 2006 1:33
the chazon ish has a sefer called emunah ubitachon although it is very hard to read

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