Rebecca Posner Now that Torani is over, it’s as if the backbone to my year in Midreshet HaRova has dissolved. BA was always the extra place I could turn to, even if just to be reassured that there’s another place to help me get the most out of my Shabbatot and chofesh.
Rafi Cohen I have just returned from a year studying in Yeshivat HaKotel, and although the main part of the year was taken up by learning in Yeshivah, the Torani track of Hachshara from BAUK was a huge part of the year for me for many reasons. It added to my experiences and growth by manyContinue reading “Torani in Retrospect”
Yehuda Fink The day started like any other day. I sat down to have my breakfast whilst watching the Cricket World Cup semi-final before going off to work – another normal day, enjoying an amazing game of cricket. I then turned to the Jerusalem Post – and everything was stopped when I read the sad news that Yehuda Avner hadContinue reading “Yehuda Avner: The Man Who Lived a Dream”
Michael Rainsbury Whether right, left or centre, the one thing all Israelis agree on is that they are happy today is a national holiday. As a religious person, it makes a pleasant change to have a day off that doesn’t include biblically-ordained restrictions. As a British person, it seems bizarre to miss a whole dayContinue reading “Israeli Elections Day: The Festival of Freedom”
Sam Seitler “3, 5, 7, 9 free free Palestine” “2, 4, 6, 8 Israel is an apartheid state” “Stop the killing, stop the war, end the siege on Gazaaaaaaaaa” Over the past week these admittedly catchy chants have been resonating throughout campuses across the UK as the local branch of SJP (or whatever the regionalContinue reading “IAW: A view from Birmingham”
Zechariah Creeger We talk so much about Israel’s gap between the religious and secular in terms of militarism and nationalism. The usual questions we ask are about whether Chareidi Jews should go to the army or about inter-communal disputes ranging from peoples’ dress in more religious areas to whether the Women of the Wall shouldContinue reading “Marriage, Microeconomics and a Romantic Getaway to Cyprus”