#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”

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”

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”

Sing to Hashem a New Song: The Carlebach Dilemma

By Rafi Cohen A week after machane is over, Thursday morning, and I receive a WhatsApp from the shul gabbai: “Hi Rafi, how’s the voice…” It’s an exciting opportunity to bring some of that amazing ruach all the way back from north Wales to what would otherwise be a set of dry and dusty ShabbatContinue reading “Sing to Hashem a New Song: The Carlebach Dilemma”

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”