- "Yisrael Crystal became Thursday 113 years and thus according to Guinness World Records, the oldest man in the world. What's even more remarkable is that he is a hundred years too late bar mitzvah. Jewish boys are bar mitzvah in their thirteenth year, which they henceforth to God must observe all the commandments and prohibitions."
"Yisrael missed the ceremony in September 1916 because his mother died and his father was in the Russian army, the BBC reports. The son survived the First World War and the Auschwitz concentration camp in World War II. His wife and two children survived the Holocaust. Crystal immigrated to Israel and remarried. Bar Mitzvah shot a centuries when in."