Noun(1) the basic unit of money in Israel
(1) I was about to give her a shekel when something about her expression made me look again, and my hand hesitated in embarrassment.(2) A shekel buys 15 minutes of game time.(3) The shekel is the measure of money; bargaining is the prototype of all other exchange.(4) The minimum that one can give to fulfill this commandment is one-third of a shekel per year.(5) On the downside, the Thai baht dipped 0.8%, the Israeli shekel 0.5%, and the Hungarian forint 0.5%.(6) This week, British pound trades to a five-week high against the dollar; the Swedish krona trades to a three-year high; the South African rand to a 2 Ôö¼┬ó year high; the Israeli shekel to a 15-month high.(7) After three years of little or no inflation, consumer prices increased by 6.3 percent in the first six months of the year on the back of a sharp depreciation of the shekel .(8) Foreign investment has fallen by two thirds and revenues from tourism have halved, undermining Israel's currency, the shekel .(9) On the upside, the Jamaica dollar and Israeli shekel gained 0.8%.(10) The injection of additional dollars would only fuel further Israeli inflation, and push the shekel toward serious devaluation.(11) Growth has ground to a halt, unemployment has shot up, and the shekel has dropped in value.(12) And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.(13) Israelis claim to have found a counterfeiting press in Ramallah - one for faking shekels , not dollars.(14) And king Solomon made two hundred targets of beaten gold: six hundred shekels of gold went to one target.(15) Ephron has named a price - a pretty stiff price; a shekel was a measure of weight, 11.5 grams; four hundred shekels would amount to 10.6 pounds of silver.(16) This takes time, effort and a not inconsiderable number of dollars, pounds, baht or shekels .
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