The Mazkir Reflects – Rafi Cohen

“What a week it has been, and it’s only Tuesday.” Rafi Cohen, Mazkir I said these words on Monday evening as the clock approached midnight. It did indeed feel like a week had passed with so many incredible, moving and touching events tying together the previous few days. Let me take you through those eventsContinue reading “The Mazkir Reflects – Rafi Cohen”

#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”

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”

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”

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”

Draw Your Movement

By Harry Salter, Rosh Nivchar Turn the clock back eight years and little Harry Salter was sitting in an art class in Hasmonean. As art isn’t my forte, I decided that I need to get out of the class. I called the teacher over and told her my thoughts: “Art should be optional.” As youContinue reading “Draw Your Movement”