Against the currencies of Israel's main trading partners, in terms of the nominal effective exchange rate of the shekel
(i.e., the trade-weighted average shekel
exchange rate against those currencies), the shekel
strengthened by about 1.6 percent.
Danon should learn of the Tyrian Shekel
which was first minted in 126 BC with Greek letters.
In 2013, the state's incomes from payment of gas royalties and tax are expected to reach 500 million shekel
(about 140 million dollars), Shalom told the Knesset's (parliament) Finance Committee.
Shares of Delek Drilling were down 0.5 percent at 13.63 shekels
in early afternoon trade in Tel Aviv.
France-based BNP Paribas (BNPP.PA) has announced that the value of the shekel
may increase as the central bank is expected to lift rates.
Based on the central bank's representative rate for the currency, which is set daily and used for valuations and contracts, the shekel
started the year at 3.775 to the U.S.
BNP advises clients to take "long" positions in the rand, shekel
and lira while "shorting" the Hungarian forint, Polish zloty and Czech koruna, Elisabeth Gruie, an emerging-market currency strategist in London, told Bloomberg agency.
"So the shekel
has become very very strong," he said.
"As economic activity increases, the shekel
collects here in the system.
With each tribe presenting a silver bowl that weighed 130 shekels
, a silver basin that weighed 70 shekels
Ibbi-Ilabrat, son of Warad-Sin, rents a house to Nigia for one year for one shekel
In Leviticus (27:25), we read: "Every valuation shall be according to the shekel
of the sanctuary." Some conclude that the Jews were accustomed to keep a shekel
weighing four drachmas of silver in the sanctuary to ensure easy recourse to a legitimate shekel
, so that no one would dare to falsify it by tampering with its quality and weight.