Zecher LeMahatzit HaShekel over $10.00/person - Almost Double Last Year
The amount per person for Zecher LeMahatzit Hashekel this year (I heard 9 grams of silver, but I now see this says a bit less than 10 grams of silver) has jumped to over $10.00! Last year, it was almost half that.
According to http://www.silverperounce.com/, when I enter 9 grams in, I get:
Silver ounces: 0
Silver grams: 9
Purity: .999+ (pure)
Silver price: $35.24 / troy ounce
Total silver value is $10.20.
If I enter 10 grams, it's $11.35!
According to http://silverprice.org/silver-price-history.html:
May we all have a happy Purim and help out the pur this Purim without going pur ourselves.
I tried to write Purim Torah this year, but I didn't like how it came out. Maybe I'll revise it and post it next year, as we know Purim will not be Bateil - no matter what happens.
Here are some cute Purim Torah links from the jblogosphere:
Hirhurim: נשים סומכות רשות או רשעות
Muqata: Harry Potter - the Sefer
Muqata: Goldstone Condemns World Jewry
Elder of Ziyon: Haaretz Covers Shushan
Purim Allegre/Happy Purim/Purim Same'ah to all!