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”

Shavuot Thinking: Challenges in Chinuch

By Dena Schwartz A major current challenge with chinuch in Bnei Akiva is the fact that Jewish education in schools is becoming more informal. While a creative, innovative and more informal educational style is arguably the best route for Jewish education, this has become too similar to what we do at BA. It means thatContinue reading “Shavuot Thinking: Challenges in Chinuch”

Daffodils on the Seder Table

Rafi Dover Much like everything else to do with Pesach, its names come in a group of four; Pesach, Z’man Cheyrutenu (The Time of Our Liberation), Chag HaMatzot (The Festival of Matzot), and Chag HaAviv (The Festival of Spring). The first three of those names enjoy exalted, prime places in the vocabulary of Pesach, asContinue reading “Daffodils on the Seder Table”

Seder Night- when questions are more important than answers.

Max Seitler There is a famous Israeli song which (apparently) all Israeli children know called Be’Egozim Nesacheka. The opening line reads: ‘with walnuts we will play, pesach is here.’ It refers to a game traditionally played with walnuts over Pesach. If you are interested in the song further, you can listen to it here I’veContinue reading “Seder Night- when questions are more important than answers.”

Israeli Elections Day: The Festival of Freedom

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”