A 5 Lirot commemorative coin with the theme of the Bar-Mitzvah.
The 13th Anniversary of the State of Israel.
An important event in the life of a young Jewish boy, when he reaches his thirteenth birthday he is 'Bar Mitzvah'. The literal meaning is "commandment age" or "son of the commandment". Historically, it is the ceremonial occasion that marks the time when a young man is recognized as an adult in the Jewish community. In the ceremony, the young boy leads the synagogue service by chanting the blessings, the Torah and Haftarah portion of the week.
The celebration often includes the preparation of a special meal to commemorate the affair. It is a special time for family, friends and the community.
Description of the Coin
A Holy Ark with the Hebrew inscription "Bar-Mitzvah".
The Proof coin is struck with a small Hebrew 'mem' at the bottom right beside the steps to the Ark.
An olive branch with 10 leaves and 3 olives representing 13 years of Statehood. "Israel" in Hebrew and Arabic with the anniversary dates "1961/5721" in Hebrew and English. The denomination "5" and the Hebrew inscription "Israeli Lirot."