An American boy reading his Bar Mitzvah certificate, Israel, 1971.

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An American boy reading his Bar Mitzvah certificate, Israel, 1971. An American Jewish boy wearing a yarmulka (skullcap), reads his Bar Mitzvah certificate. In this Jewish ceremony the young male is initiated into the religious community, usually at the age of 12 or 13.