In the Chavos Halevavos chapter on Bitachon, we are comparing an alchemist to someone who has trust in Hashem. Its writes:

והשמיני שבעל הכימיה איננו מתעכב בשום מקום מיראתו שמא יתגלה סודו. והבוטח באלהים בבטחה בארצו ובמנוחת נפש במקומו כמו שכתוב (תהלים לז ג) בטח בה׳ ‎‎ועשה טוב שכן ארץ ורעה אמונה, ואמר (תהלים לז כט) צדיקים יירשו ארץ וישכנו לעד עליה. (8) The alchemist does not linger in one place too long due to fear that his secret will be discovered. But one who trusts in G-d feels secure in his land, and has peace of mind in his place, as written "Trust in the L-ord and do good; dwell in the land and be nourished by faith" (Tehilim 37:3), and "The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell forever in it" (Tehilim 37:29).

If one who has Bitachon has a security that Hashem will provide in his land. Why do Rabbanim travel to America to collect tzedakah? It sounds like from here that it would be a lack of bitachon.

  • They don't mind if their "secret" will be discovered? This 8th point doesn't seem to be dealing with money?
    – Rabbi Kaii
    Nov 28, 2023 at 22:13
  • The point isn't the travel, it's the fear of their loss of income. Someone who trusts in Hashem may have to travel, but he knows his sustenance is assured.
    – shmosel
    Nov 28, 2023 at 22:18
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    @shmosel why should he have to travel? It says he will be secure in his land
    – Rardal
    Nov 30, 2023 at 13:53


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