#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”

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 the Streets of Jerusalem

Jojo Weiner A few days ago in my comings and goings I found myself in the heart of the Hareidi neighbourhood of Me’ah She’arim. I’d done some shopping there and was on my way back to the army: trundling along the crowded pavement, bags flailing about, full IDF garb with all my pins and stripesContinue reading “On the Streets of Jerusalem”

IAW: A view from Birmingham

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”

Marriage, Microeconomics and a Romantic Getaway to Cyprus

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”