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The oldest man in the world has just celebrated his bar mitzvah

In the Jewish tradition, a boy becomes a man at the ripe age of 13. You're called to the Torah, ready to enter your place in society. But that's not how it happened for Yisrael Kristal, recently honored by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man. The 113-year old was 13 in 1916, about to embark on the coming-of-age ritual. But the turmoil surrounding World War I was too much.
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