Friends of Beged Ivri, FBI is the online affiliate of MaShaL - Mahatzit Shekel L'chayal (Half Shekel for a Soldier), a nonsectarian program sponsored by Beged Ivri in Jerusalem. Its goal is to place a pure silver Holy Half Shekel into the hands of every soldier serving in the Israel Defense Forces, annually.

Donate to Shekels for Soldiers

If you would like to make a donation of any amount to the overall project of distributing pure silver Holy Half Shekels to soldiers of the IDF by credit or debit card please make your contribution here via PayPal. If you would like to make a contribution by check please send it payable to:

Beged Ivri

P.O.Box 28052

Jerusalem, Israel

For complete information about the restoration of this vital commandment please go to:


Ain Zo Agada for Beged Ivri, by Binyomin Allen


  • Friends of Beged Ivri (FBI) will help find sponsors for soldiers.
  • Shekels will be given to IDF base commanders for distribution .
  • Reach every military base and commander, base by base.


from Parshat Ki Tissa

(Exodus 30:11, 12 & 16)


Then the LORD said to Moses,


“When you take a census of the Israelites to count them, each one must pay the LORD a ransom for his soul at the time he is counted. Then no plague will come on them when you number them. ... Receive the atonement money from the Israelites and use it for the service of the tent of meeting. It will be a memorial for the Israelites before the LORD, making atonement for your lives.”


"Love the idea. What a blessing for the soldiers to have this coin with him/her and know it is a piece of biblical history just as for the armies of ancient Israel."

~ Clarence Wagner

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