Dec 29, 2010

Rav Mordechai Eliyahu vs Menachem Begin

Just when it looked like the Bank of Israel had come to a simple and easy decision, and there was not much to fight about, the decision on the new bills, and what images would grace them, has been put on hold.

Turns out, nothing is an easy decision.

Menachem Begin's family, his son Benny Begin and others, oppose his image being used. he was a very private and modest person and would not want his image on the bills.

The haredi reps said that while they would not turn it into a crisis, they oppose having the image of a woman on the bills.

A new proposal, put forth by many, is to have a religious leader's image grace the bills, and that would be the image of Rav Mordechai Eliyahu zt"l.

So, in the meantime, the decision has been put on hold while all these issues get debated and worked out. As they say, it ain't over till the fat lady sings...


  1. R Mordechai Eliyahu over R Kook? Why?


    Can we say this is an example of groups trying to work together....?

  3. Does the Gemera say the in the times of Avraham Avinu, there was a coin with the image of a boy and girl (representing Avraham and Sara)

  4. So do Haredim in the UK not use British notes with the queen on it?


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