We handle money nearly every day. But how much do we really know about our banknotes?

Banknotes reflect the history and politics of any nation and can be examined and deciphered to develop a more nuanced understanding of a culture and society.

Having changed eight times between its establishment and 2017, Israel’s banknotes offer an especially interesting opportunity to explore the history of the Jewish state

From rural landscapes to key figures, these banknotes remind us how ideology interprets history, creates a national identity, supports foundational myths, and shapes emerging national narratives.

We invite you to examine, discern and be inspired by the stories these banknotes tell us. You’ll find, as we did, that — Money Talks.