Bnei Akiva Across the Generations

Debbie Harris, Hachshara 5778 On May 17th we met with many generations of BAUK, and this made me become aware of the metamorphosis of the youth movement. Edna and her husband, who have been in Israel for over 50 years, were so ideology driven. They would take extremely dangerous measures by sending ammunition to helpContinue reading “Bnei Akiva Across the Generations”

The Coffizz/Coffix Conundrum

By Rafi Kleiman So far, 5778 has been an eventful year where major contemporary issues hitting Israeli society have come to the forefront. We’re talking the African migrant crisis. We’re talking the ongoing pricing-out of Israelis from affordable housing . However, none of the above have anything close to the discussion tearing apart families, friends,Continue reading “The Coffizz/Coffix Conundrum”

On March of the Living and Holocaust Education

By Kobi Weiner I have just returned from March of the Living 2018, spending a week in Poland learning about the Holocaust, before participating in the March from Auschwitz I to Auschwitz II – Birkenau. We spent time learning about the incredible Jewish life that existed in Poland for 1000 years, and saw how itContinue reading “On March of the Living and Holocaust Education”

The Rainsbury Review

Having left his tafkid as Head of the British desk at World Bnei Akiva after 4 years, Yediot had the chance to speak to Michael Rainsbury and ask a few questions about his time in Bnei Akiva and his thoughts on the Tnua. What is your first memory of Bnei Akiva? Following the assassination ofContinue reading “The Rainsbury Review”

Once a boger or bogeret of Bnei Akiva, always a boger or bogeret*

By Rafi Cohen I never met my mum’s dad, he passed away before I was born. But my mum and her siblings regale his grandchildren with great anecdotes, funny stories and tales from his life. He was by all accounts a wonderful person and many people in the community have fond memories of him. EscapingContinue reading “Once a boger or bogeret of Bnei Akiva, always a boger or bogeret*”

Machlaka: Hiking in the footsteps of our founders

By Kobi Weiner Split the machane in two parts, bus them away to a location unknown to the chanichim and let them find their way back, however long that may take. Even by the standards of Bnei Akiva, Machlaka is an absolutely crazy idea. Traditionally it has been the highlight of Gimmel, the ultimate challengeContinue reading “Machlaka: Hiking in the footsteps of our founders”

The power of BAUK pre-camp, as seen by an Aussie!

By Akiva Gluck, Technical Director 5777 On the first day of my tafkid as Technical Director I opened the front drawer of my desk and found to my surprise a picture of fields with a bunch of tents on it. Confused as I was, I turn to the mazkir and asked him about it. HeContinue reading “The power of BAUK pre-camp, as seen by an Aussie!”

Reflections on Torani

By Daniel Lederman This past year I was fortunate enough to have learnt at Yeshivat Hakotel. It has been an incredible experience. For those who want to understand the Israeli perspective, whilst also learning at a high level, I highly recommend the Yeshiva. Yet it was Bnei Akiva’s Torani program that changed how I perceiveContinue reading “Reflections on Torani”

Defending Rabbi Dweck: On Bnei Akiva’s response to communal controversy

By Sam Gross In the last few weeks, Anglo-Jewry has been rocked by a storm of controversy, of accusations, clarifications, innuendos and defamations surrounding Rabbi Joseph Dweck, in the aftermath of his shiur on homosexuality and Orthodoxy in May. The dust has not settled, and the story is still developing. Rabbi Dweck announced that asContinue reading “Defending Rabbi Dweck: On Bnei Akiva’s response to communal controversy”