Value of the Gold in the Menorah

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The Torah says that the Menorah for the Miskan was made of one kikar of gold. (Shemos 25:39 – Terumah) There are 3,000 shekel in a kikar. According the Chazon Ish a shekel is 0.51 Troy Oz. How much did the Menorah weight in Troy Oz.?

3,000 x .051 = 1,530 oz.

The price of gold as of Elul 14, 5774 was $1,249.70 USD per oz.. Based on that figure how much would the gold for the Menorah cost in today’s dollars.

 

$1,249.70 x 1,530 = $1,912,041.00

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