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.


Clarence Wagner, A Leading Christian Zionist

founder, CEO of Genesis Strategic Solutions International, LLC. (GSSI)

Chairman and President of Growponics Americas, LLC.

      "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."

Ross Nichols

founder: Roots of Faith: Advancing Abrahamic Faith

and A Synagogue Without Walls

      "Reuven Prager of Beged Ivri has been finding ways to lead cultural change among Jewish people the world over for more than 2 decades. What makes his work unique is that he is now providing others with an opportunity to "enlist" in the work. Many people who love God, Torah and Israel long to find ways to make contributions towards making Biblical faith more real. Reuven's FBI program is a perfect match for those who want to get involved but are not sure what to do.


       The program allows people to enable soldiers to fulfill the mitzvah of the Half Shekel - defined in the Torah as an Atonement for the soul. What better cause to get behind than helping soldiers keep the commands of the Holy Torah? The soldiers of Israel's Army are facing real enemies. Should they not know that there are many who stand with them and pray for them. I would encourage everyone who loves Israel to consider becoming a Friend of Beged Ivri. "


For complete information about the restoration of this vital commandment please click here to open the information in a new tab:

Ain Zo Agada for Beged Ivri, by Binyomin Allen

Interim Goals
  • 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.

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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.”

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