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, sheqel
1. the standard monetary unit of modern Israel, divided into 100 agorot
2. any of several former coins and units of weight of the Near East



a monetary unit, unit of weight, and silver coin of Persia and Judea. The Persian shekel of the reign of Darius I (522–486 B.C.) contained 5.6 g of silver; the Judean shekel of the second century B.C.. contained 14.25 g of silver.

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The half shekel tax is mentioned in the book of Exodus (Portion Ki Tisa), commanding every Jew to contribute half a shekel to the Temple every year for the purpose of purchasing public sacrifices.
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therefore issuing this number of new ordinary shares to Shekel.
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It followed a 200-million shekel transfer last week.
The Finance Ministry has declared the extension of government export guarantees in an attempt to promote exporters struggling with the strong shekel.