When Harav She’ar Yashuv Cohen, Chief Rabbi of Chaifa, passed by the Rebbe to receive a dollar at the end of a farbrengen, the Rebbe shared with him an ‘overlooked fact’ and the lesson it provides.
As the weekday farbrengens would draw to a close, the Rebbe would hand out piles of dollars to mivtzoyim activists so that they could distribute them to the assembled for tzedaka. This custom began in 5735 (1975) and continued throughout the years.
At the conclusion of the 19 Kislev 5748 (1987) farbrengen, Harav She’ar Yashuv Cohen, Chief Rabbi of Chaifa, approached the Rebbe to receive a dollar.
Unexpectedly, the Rebbe turned to him and pointed out “an overlooked fact” that belief in Hashem is inscribed on the dollar bill.
“On money!” the Rebbe emphasized.
“And since you understand English,” the Rebbe continued, “You can appreciate the exact language: In G-d We Trust.
“Trust is radically different from belief. One could believe, yet at the same time do as one pleases. Trust, however, implies that one gives himself entirely over to Hashem.”
(Techayeinu Issue 7, Page 97)
From The Weekly Farbrengen by Merkaz Anash