#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”

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”

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”

Small Thoughts on a Major Experience

By Rebecca Posner Israel Machane. I had the honour to take 32 incredible chanichim on Israel Machane, alongside three other inspiring madrichim. Or were the chanichim inspiring and the madrichim incredible? Who learns from who? Who do you have fun with the most? Michael Rainsbury was our mentor for the educational aspect, and one ofContinue reading “Small Thoughts on a Major Experience”

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”

Between Manchester and Jerusalem: A Crisis of Identity

By Aaron Seitler The air is warm. Streets, crammed with tourists and schoolchildren, are thick with rich sounds and smells. The waft of pizza; excited shouts and laughter. After the flurry of activity accompanying President Trump’s visit to the Western Wall yesterday, the Old City of Jerusalem is once again in a state of keenContinue reading “Between Manchester and Jerusalem: A Crisis of Identity”