In the Creator We Trust
I don’t know what’s going on in the government quarter these days, but the people who spend their days there — and not just pass through briefly on the 24 as I do — seem to grow more detached by every passing day.
I can picture Shas MK Nissim Zeev looking out through the window at his Knesset office and gazing upon Jerusalem, seeing that it is good. So good, in fact, that the only problem that remains to be remedied in this perfect state of ours is the unfortunate glitch that God’s name isn’t mentioned on our currency.
To fix this blot of imperfection on the fair face of the nation, MK Zeev has proposed a bill that would have the Bank of Israel put the slogan “We Believe in the Creator” on our paper currency. Mr. Zeev even has a plan for the implementation of this brilliant scheme. He wants the belief in God to be declared on the bigger bills first, because “[w]e need to know that the bigger the bill, the greater the faith in God”.
I suppose he settled for the word “Creator”, instead of some of the other appellations favored by sticker touting slogan makers, because this would still allow him to bring his wallet with him to the bathroom.