#5 March of the Living 2019 – Jemma Silvert

This year, Bnei Akiva sent five delegates on March of the Living UK, as part of the student bus: Jodie Franks, Rafi Hambling, Chana Bernstein, Noah Haber, and Jemma Silvert. Every day this week, we will share an article from each of them, hearing about their experiences in Poland, what they took from the trip,Continue reading “#5 March of the Living 2019 – Jemma Silvert”

#4 March of the Living 2019 – Noah Haber

This year, Bnei Akiva sent five delegates on March of the Living UK, as part of the student bus: Jodie Franks, Rafi Hambling, Chana Bernstein, Noah Haber, and Jemma Silvert. Every day this week, we will share an article from each of them, hearing about their experiences in Poland, what they took from the trip,Continue reading “#4 March of the Living 2019 – Noah Haber”

#3 March of the Living 2019 – Chana Bernstein

This year, Bnei Akiva sent five delegates on March of the Living UK, as part of the student bus: Jodie Franks, Rafi Hambling, Chana Bernstein, Noah Haber, and Jemma Silvert. Every day this week, we will share an article from each of them, hearing about their experiences in Poland, what they took from the trip,Continue reading “#3 March of the Living 2019 – Chana Bernstein”

#2 March of the Living 2019 – Rafi Hambling

This year, Bnei Akiva sent five delegates on March of the Living UK, as part of the student bus: Jodie Franks, Rafi Hambling, Chana Bernstein, Noah Haber, and Jemma Silvert. Every day this week, we will share an article from each of them, hearing about their experiences in Poland, what they took from the trip,Continue reading “#2 March of the Living 2019 – Rafi Hambling”

#1 March of the Living 2019 – Jodie Franks

This year, Bnei Akiva sent five delegates on March of the Living UK, as part of the student bus: Jodie Franks, Rafi Hambling, Chana Bernstein, Noah Haber, and Jemma Silvert. Every day this week, we will share an article from each of them, hearing about their experiences in Poland, what they took from the trip,Continue reading “#1 March of the Living 2019 – Jodie Franks”

Two-Way Street

A Mazkirut member’s perception of the perception of the Mazkirut It is October 2001, and little Eli Maman is being taken to his first ever Salford BA Sukkah Crawl, probably by his mum, and probably crying his eyes out because all he wants to do was stay at home and play with his wooden trainContinue reading “Two-Way Street”

Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim – An Open Letter from an LGBTQ+ Boger

Last year, Eli Gaventa wrote an article for Yediot about our community’s attitudes towards people who are LGBTQ+. Amongst other things, he rightly highlighted the increased risk of suicidal ideation that is associated with growing up gay in a religious community. I write this as a continuation to this conversation, to the journey we asContinue reading “Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim – An Open Letter from an LGBTQ+ Boger”

BA80 – Do We Really Believe in Aliyah? Part II

In Part I, we explored how Aliyah is the ideology of the Tnua, and even though it may seem that it is no longer seen as such, we are and always will be an Aliyah movement. This leads us into this second part, where we will explore the history of Aliyah in the Tnua andContinue reading “BA80 – Do We Really Believe in Aliyah? Part II”

BA80 – Do We Really Believe in Aliyah? Part I

The recent BA80 video stirred up a lot of feelings around Chaverim, both past and present – relating predominantly to the ideology and current direction of the Tnua. In response, I thought I would write a Choveret on Aliyah in BAUK. It developed into two parts and is presented here, slightly modified for Yediot. ItContinue reading “BA80 – Do We Really Believe in Aliyah? Part I”

Pittsburgh: A Response

Tomorrow, it will be four weeks since the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh; four weeks since the incident termed by The Washington Post as “the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history”. That is, it is four Shabbatot since the death of eleven innocent people, murdered in the middle of their prayer,Continue reading “Pittsburgh: A Response”