(CitizensOutpost) To commemorate the President’s support of Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem with the announcement of the moving of the U.S. embassy, Temple organizations have issued a new half-shekel coin.
Temple organizations have issued a half-shekel coin, the likes of which the Torah mandates every Jewish male must donate to the Temple, with a weight of 9.5 grams in real silver.
On the facade of the coin is a picture of the Temple with the inscription “Half Shekel.” On the other side is the figure of US President Donald Trump, alongside Cyrus, King of Persia, who made the building of the Second Temple possible. Below them is the inscription, “Cyrus – Balfour – Trump – Declaration 2018.”
The producers of the coin say that it is in high demand abroad. Prof. Hillel Weiss, Chairman of the organization “Hamikdash Betzion” (The Temple in Zion), says that the motivation to embed the image of the President of the United States on the coin is gratitude for his support of Israel and especially for the recognition of our sovereignty over Jerusalem.. “This is a historic act for which the Jewish people is grateful,” says Weiss, who believes that the declaration sets off a process at the height of which the Temple will be rebuilt.
Weiss also made a warning with the historical comment that Cyrus didn’t actually follow through with the building of the Temple as he gave into the opposition and stopped its construction. Subsequently, Cyrus only ruled for three years. Later on, the British empire renounced the Balfour Declaration. Weiss says as a result, the British empire “was shattered as a superpower on the stage of history.”