Is­raeli women on the money

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

THE Bank of Is­rael has cho­sen a pair of fe­male po­ets to ap­pear on new ban­knotes. The 20-shekel note will dis­play Rachel Bluw­stein, who died in 1931, with words from her poem, Kin­neret, while the or­ange 100-shekel will carry the head of Leah Gold­berg, who died in 1970, and a quo­ta­tion from her poem White Days.

The last woman to ap­pear on an Is­raeli note was for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Golda Meir. Not sure what rab­bis who ob­ject to the pub­lic dis­play of women’s faces will make of the new money, though.

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