Kol Berama Radio host Avi Maimon reports of objections to new 20 and 100 shekels notes by people in Meah Shearim, as both new bills have pictures of women.
Rumors of a boycott are circulating and Yishai Dricks headed out to speak with Yoli Krauss, the operations officer of the Eida Chareidis, to see if there truly is a boycott.
Krauss told Kol Berama Radio one should not use the bills and if one gives him a 100 shekel note with a woman on it he will not accept it. He adds most prefer to use US dollars but will use shekels, however the new ones with the women on it are not acceptable.
The new 20 shekel bill bears the portrait of the poet Rachel Bluestein, in red color and length of 129 mm. The new 100 shekel bill bears the portrait of poet Leah Goldberg, in orange color and length of 143 mm.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)