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Rabbi reads Trump into Bible

Half shekel (Image from Hamikdash.org, which is selling the coins)

It was only last month that Israel’s re-constituted Sanhedrin honored President Donald Trump, who had recognized Jerusalem as the nation’s capital and announced plans to move the U.S. Embassy there, by placing his image on a privately minted coin, alongside Persian King Cyrus.

Cyrus, according to Britannica, was a pagan king who liberated the Jews from captivity in Babylon, allowed them to return to their homeland and even facilitated the construction of a Temple.

A short time after the coin wa issued, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likened Trump to Cyrus.

“I want to tell you that the Jewish people have a long memory, so we remember the proclamation of the great King Cyrus the Great — Persian King,” Netanyahu told Trump at the White House. “Twenty-five hundred years ago, he proclaimed that the Jewish exiles in Babylon can


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