The Israeli low denomination monetary unit, similar to United States Cents
or United Kindom Pennies
Since January 1st 1960, it complemented the Israeli pound and later the Sheqel (having a temporary reincarnation as a "New Agora" from 1980 to 1985, when it returned to being just "Agora"). At the time of writing (October 2001), the Agora is valued as 1/100th of the New Israeli Sheqel and is produced as coins only (5, 10 and 50 Agoras -- the 1 Agora coin is out of circulation). A matchbox costs about 30 Agoras.
The name originates from 1 Samuel 2:36. Note that in the King James Bible, the Hebrew "Agora" is translated as "piece of silver".
"Agorot", the Hebrew plural form, is often used instead of "Agoras".