shaveh pruta, shave prutah, shave pruta, shavah prutah, shavah pruta, shava prutah, pruta, shava pruta, shaveh prutah
- small change
- "Can I can add my prutah to this discussion?"
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Aramaic, Modern Hebrew
פרוטה prutah used in Rabbinic literature to refer to money generally, to a coin worth 1/8 of an Issar, and as a legal valuation of worth (Jastrow, 1926, p. 1219); שווה פרוטה shaveh prutah 'a prutah's worth,' a halachic category for the minimum value of a legal transaction
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
North America, Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand
The prutah was the smallest denomination of money during the Second Temple Period in Ancient Israel and also in the early days of the State of Israel (until 1960)
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