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shekel

1. slang A coin. A reference to the chief silver coin of the ancient Hebrews that was equal to a unit of weight of the same name. Give me a shekel to turn on this old jukebox, would ya? The bank wouldn't lend me a single shekel after my business when bankrupt.
2. slang Money in general. In this usage, the term is always pluralized. You better start saving your shekels if you want to take such a luxurious trip.

shekels

(ˈʃɛklæz)
n. dollars; money. (From the Hebrew name for a unit of weight.) You got a few shekels you can spare?
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Danon should learn of the Tyrian Shekel which was first minted in 126 BC with Greek letters.
Scailex's share price rose 5 percent to 16.75 shekels after the firm's announcement.
But in a report he raised his price target for Isramco to 0.6 shekel from 0.53, his target for Delek Drilling to 15.7 shekels from 14.5 and target for Avner to 2.7 shekels from 2.5.
"Hamas comes to inspect every week and takes about 20 shekels ($5.60, E4)" per ton of cement, said a young man at another tunnel, who also identified himself only as Mohamed.
Israeli occupation authorities have imposed a house arrest on a 14 year old boy named Faisal Saleh Amar Karki residing in the town of Silwan, south of the Blessed Mosque of Al Aqsa and imposed on him a maximum fine of 2000 shekels. Palestinian sources said that Israeli police accused the child of throwing stones at Israeli occupation troops during incursions and raids in the town.
The bank revised its assessment of inflation in the next 12 months upward given the shekel's weakness in the past month, a continued increase in house prices and expansion of housing credit, and planned tax increases, the central bank said.
"In fact if you look at all the major currencies they are all in trouble and want has been happening is that people have been noticing that the Israeli economy is an island of stability in a sea which is very unstable and the demand to hold shekels have been increasing."
Wazir said banks in the Palestinian territories were accumulating piles of shekels in their vaults because of Israeli restrictions on accepting cash deposits from them.
With each tribe presenting a silver bowl that weighed 130 shekels, a silver basin that weighed 70 shekels.
Banks operating in the West Bank have resumed cash transfer of shekels to Israel.
Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad plans to pay salaries to public workers on Aug 7, but the officials said Israel has yet to allow the banks to bring 100 million Israeli shekels (about Dh103.7 million) into the Gaza Strip for payday.
Nur-kubi, Ili-tukulti, and Naram-ilisu sell a property to Adad-tajjar for 15 shekels of silver.
It is a fourth-tier subsidiary of an affiliated group of corporations whose common parent is DL Shekels Holdings Ltd.
He said that he ended a few days before the payment of the Arnona tax (asset tax) to the Israeli municipality, which was 60,000 shekels (approx.
RAMALLAH, Tuesday, May 28, 2019 (WAFA) -- The Ministry of Finance announced that the government will be paying only 60% of the monthly payroll of the civil servants for the month of May 2019 following Israel's decision to deduct 502 million shekels ($138) a year from the Palestinian tax revenues.