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September 15, 2016 8:30 am

World’s Oldest Man, Israeli Holocaust Survivor, Readies for Bar Mitzvah at 113

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Yisrael Kristal. Photo: Facebook.

Yisrael Kristal. Photo: Facebook.

The world’s oldest man turned 113 on Thursday and the Holocaust survivor living in Israel readied for the Bar Mitzvah he was denied a century ago, his family said.

Yisrael Kristal, an observant Jew from Zarnow in what is now Poland and currently living in the port city of Haifa, was born on September 15, 1903, three months before the Wright brothers’ first successful powered airplane flight.

Guinness World Records in March recognized him as the world’s oldest man.

Read the full story at Daily Mail.

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    People cannot be denied bar mitzvah. People become a bar mitzvah at age 13 regardless of the circumstances.

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