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This was given to me on my bat mitzvah several years ago, and I have no idea what it's about. Can you please explain/translate what this is? Does it have an official name? I'd like to read more about it.
Thanks.

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The front is the seal of the State of Israel.

The Hebrew on the back is a verse from Ruth (Ruth 3:10) which means "You are blessed to G-d, my daughter" which were words that Boaz said to Ruth when she asked him to marry her.

It doesn't have an official name; it is a thoughtful trinket.

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The text around the edge of the back is an English translation of the Hebrew text in the middle. –  Isaac Moses Mar 5 at 23:36
    
Wow! Thanks so much! So it's not really typical to give this type of medallion pendant for bat mitzvahs, it's just a thoughtful trinket, right? Thanks again +1 –  user437158 Mar 5 at 23:58
    
Necklaces aren't an uncommon bat-mitzvah gift, though often they have a magen david (star of David) or a chai (the word "life"). This is more unusual, but doesn't seem out of place. As YEZ said, it's a thoughtful gift. –  Monica Cellio Mar 6 at 0:52
    
Trinket may not be appropriate. It may well be issued by the Israel Coins and Medals Corporation. You would have to consult an expert to assess its value as a collectable. –  Epicentre Mar 6 at 6:00
    
I have checked israelmint.com/?section=449&product=4352&lineItem=2905 - if it is gold it seems to be priced at NIS 1968, although the version in the photo does not have a pendant pearl attached. It does seem to be an official issue though. –  Epicentre Mar 6 at 6:11

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