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There are many sources that discuss this issue, some of which give complicated accounts as to exactly what "emunah" should be, and suffice it to say that this is subject to significant dispute. While some did believe that the better form of faith is one that you might call 'blind', it appears that most of the Rishonim held that the commandment to believe in ...


You touched upon the difference between two complimentary themes - emunah vs. bitachon. Ramba"m discusses this quite extensively. I'll try to link a source, later, b"n. However, I think that this article explains the main concepts quite well. The example about Pharoah to illustrate the difference, I think, is very good. Some excerpts: The Rambam defines ...

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