Bat Mitzvah Coin Medallion Medal Heirloom
JOY OF YOUTH ƒ?? BAT MITZVAH State Medal, 2005 5765
When a Jewish girl reaches the age of twelve, she is considered an adult . The first Bat Mitzvah Medal was issued in 1978, at the 30th Anniversary of the State of Israel. In 2004, a public design contest was organized for a new Bat Mitzvah Medal and it was won by two talented Israeli girls, Liron Tobol and Shiri Tsarfati.
Obverse: Head of a girl with long, plaited hair, resembling a plaited Sabbath Challah (bread). Above the plait, two burning candles, symbolizing the Shabbat candles lit by the Jewish woman. To the right and below, a quotation in Hebrew from a popular Israeli song, composed by Bezalel Aloni for the late Israeli star singer, Ofra Haza, Give us light and the joy of youth . In the lower border, Give us peace and joy .
Reverse: A path winding through roses with the sun shining on the horizon. In the upper border, the Hebrew inscription meaning May your path be surrounded by roses (signifying a
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