Friday, January 04, 2019

Pay the half-shekel tax with a Nikki Haley coin?

NUMISMATICS? Sanhedrin Issues Nikki Haley Commemorative Coin Invited to be honorary president of '70 Nations' (Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News).
The Sanhedrin is minting a commemorative coin in recognition of Nikki Haley’s exemplary service as the 29th U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Haley tendered her resignation in October effective at the end of 2018.The Sanhedrin issued the commemorative coin in conjunction with an invitation for Haley to serve as the honorary president of a Biblically mandated organization of 70 Nations.
Not only that:
Jews who purchase the coin can consider it as fulfilling the mitzvah (Torah commandment) of the half shekel. In the days of the Temple, every male in Israel was obligated to donate a half-shekel of silver at the beginning of the month of Adar which was used to pay for the operating expenses of the Temple for the entire year.

This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary – the shekel is twenty gerahs–half a shekel for an offering to Hashem. Exodus 30:13
This new Sanhedrin appointed itself back in 2005. More on it here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. They are proponents of rebuilding a third Temple on the Temple Mount. (For the record, I oppose any construction on the Temple Mount.) More on their revival of the half-shekel Temple tax is here. And more on their Donald Trump coin is here.

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