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New Jersey teen breaks her ankle during camp hike in Israel

15-year-old falls and breaks her leg during hiking trip with Bnei Akiva summer camp in the Galilee.

New Jersey teen breaks her ankle during camp hike in Israelplayer

Bnei Akiva UK backtracks after wishing 'mazel tov' to lesbian couple

Newsletter of religious Zionist youth movement congratulates lesbian members on their engagement before deleting the 'mazel tov.'

Bnei Akiva UK backtracks after 'mazel tov' to lesbian couple

Bnei Akiva completes 45 tractates honoring victims of last year's disaster in Meron

Bnei Akiva Movement initiates global project to complete 45 tractates of Mishna by Lag Ba'omer, honoring last year's victims.

Bnei Akiva completes 45 tractates honoring last year's victims

Watch: Bnei Akiva students recite Psalms in memory of Be’er Sheva victims

Bnei Akiva students gather in Habima Square in Tel Aviv to recite Psalms for victims of Be’er Sheva terrorist attack.

Students recite Psalms in memory of Be’er Sheva victimsplayer

Bnei Akiva delegation raises refugees' spirits in Moldova

Members of Religious Zionist youth activist movement bring Purim cheer to Ukrainian refugees in Moldova.

Bnei Akiva delegation raises refugees' spirits in Moldova

Bnei Akiva UK distances itself from MK Bezalel Smotrich

British branch of Bnei Akiva movement downplays participation by two of its members in meeting with rightist MK.

Bnei Akiva UK distances itself from MK Bezalel Smotrich

Bezalel Smotrich: Mansour Abbas is pursuing civil jihad

Leader of United Arab List "has one way of talking to Jews in Hebrew, another of talking to Arabs in Arabic."

Smotrich: Mansour Abbas is pursuing civil jihad

'We were like dreamers' award granted on Aliyah Day

The “Hayinu Kecholmim” (Like dreamers) Award granted to 3 Olim, Gulieta, David and Dion.

'We were like dreamers' award granted on Aliyah Day

'The story of Israel is much bigger than only the politics'

In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Rabbi Dr. Yona Goodman talks about the political situation and his optimism about the younger generation.

'The story of Israel is much bigger than only the politics'player

Bnei Akiva students set to participate in candle lighting initiative on Yom HaZikaron

The initiative began during Operation Peace for Galilee, when previous Secretary General of Bnei Akiva, Danny Hirshberg lost his brother.

Candle for the fallen: Bnei Akiva prepares for Yom HaZikaron

Yom Hazikaron: International joint study set to take place in Israel and around the world

The initiative will function in many languages, including Hebrew, English, Spanish, Russian and French, allowing mass global participation.

World Union of Orthodox Synagogues sets for Yom HaZikaron studyplayer

300 people sent into isolation by mistake

Glitch causes false COVID positives at Bnei Akiva school in Neria, forcing hundreds of people into quarantine.

300 people sent into isolation by mistake

World Bnei Akiva mourns Rabbi Sacks passing

World Bnei Akiva: 'Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks was one of the most important thinkers in the Jewish world.'

World Bnei Akiva mourns Rabbi Sacks passing

Need help building a sukkah? Bnei Akiva is on its way

Bnei Akiva will be expanding its "Building Team" program to provide assistance across the country.

Need help building a sukkah? Bnei Akiva is on its way

Bnei Akiva emissaries leave for Italy, Sweden, Germany, Norway

Emissaries to work within communities, in schools, youth movement to strengthen connection to community, strengthen connection with Israel.

Bnei Akiva emissaries leave for Italy, Sweden, Germany, Norway

Sderot: Youth rejoice in spite of rocket attack

Rockets interrupt Bnei Akiva youth event. Mayor: 'Sderot youth are stronger than everything, we will not be broken.'

Sderot: Youth rejoice in spite of rocket attackplayer

Manchester's Zionist emissaries

Arutz Sheva speaks with Matan & Nini Milner, Bnei Akiva emissaries in the United Kingdom. 'The weather is cold but the people are warm.'

Manchester's Zionist emissaries

Thousands of Diaspora Jews overcome hurdles to celebrate Sukkot

Israeli emissaries from Bnei Akiva working abroad help Diaspora Jews overcome hurdles to acquiring Four Species needed for Sukkot holiday.

Thousands of Diaspora Jews overcome hurdles to celebrate Sukkot

Mimouna celebrated worldwide

In some places, the Morocco-originated custom is introduced for the first time.

Mimouna celebrated worldwide

Students arrange wedding for new immigrant converts

In short time, students from Bnei Akiva Neriah manage to raise money, band, and even ice cream: 'Most exciting wedding I ever saw.'

Students arrange wedding for new immigrant converts

Songs in memory of Ori: Good will win

Hundreds of Bnei Akiva members take part in evening of song in memory of Ori Ansbacher.

Songs in memory of Ori: Good will winplayer

Bnei Akiva initiative: Tu B'Shvat with no cellphones

This year for first time tens of thousands of Bnei Akiva students will take Tu B'Shvat trips unplugged.

Bnei Akiva initiative: Tu B'Shvat with no cellphones

Bnei Akiva youth group to accept secular counselors

European branches of Bnei Akiva religious-Zionist youth group drop requirement that counselors be religiously observant.

Bnei Akiva youth group to accept secular counselors

97-year-old immigrant to Israel awarded 'Aliya Pin’

Renowned activist and philanthropist Kurt Rothschild honored by Bnei Akiva youth movement.

97-year-old immigrant to Israel awarded 'Aliya Pin’player

Bonds of Zionism and friendship

They first met in America - now childhood friends reunite in Israel decades later to renew bonds of friendship and Zionism.

Bonds of Zionism and friendship

15,000 children to attend Bnei Akiva summer camp in 16 countries

'Next generation of Diaspora Jews still connected to Israel and Jewish values, happy to disconnect from smartphone for two months.'

15,000 children to attend Bnei Akiva summer camp in 16 countries

Special broadcast: Supporting World Bnei Akiva

Join Arutz Sheva's broadcast from Jerusalem with leaders and activists who act around the world to connect the Jewish diaspora to Israel

Special broadcast: Supporting World Bnei Akivaplayer

'Threats and intimidation against Bnei Akiva'

National Union attacks Secular Forum demand for investigation following Bnei Akiva call to purchase only from Sabbath-observing businesses.

'Threats and intimidation against Bnei Akiva'

Bnei Akiva to set up branches for haredim?

Conference decides to work for Sabbath-keeping businesses, protected Internet legislation, settlements, and to connect with haredi public.

Bnei Akiva to set up branches for haredim?

'Charismatic, caring, with a winning smile'

Arad has difficulty digesting death of Yitzchak Dvir Feina, son of town Ulpana head, killed in rappelling accident.

'Charismatic, caring, with a winning smile'player

Just how important was Jewish underground in WWI?

Brig. Gen. Yaakov Amidror says British forces found assistance from Jewish underground network invaluable in helping to oust Ottomans.

Just how important was Jewish underground in WWI?

12 children burned by hot soup at summer camp

Pot of hot soup spills on children attending Bnei Akiva summer camp in the Galilee.

12 children burned by hot soup at summer camp

Girl born to Muslim father participates in Flag Dance

F's story interweaves with infinity which miraculously blends together into mosaic of her life.

Girl born to Muslim father participates in Flag Dance

'You are the leaders of the next generation'

Education Minister attends event celebrating 50 years of a united Jerusalem, tells participants to always try to help their country.

'You are the leaders of the next generation'

3 injured when portable stove explodes

Victims suffer burns; one remains in hospital for observation.

3 injured when portable stove explodes

Bnei Akiva students embark on science and technology missions

35 students from around the country to visit particle accelerator in Switzerland, see satellite launch in Florida.

Bnei Akiva students embark on science and technology missions

Bnei Akiva Head explains his opposition to women enlisting

CEO of the Bnei Akiva high schools, Elhanan Glatt, is unmoved by criticism of his comments discouraging women from enlisting in the army.

Bnei Akiva Head explains his opposition to women enlisting

WATCH: London student chooses new Bnei Akiva group's name

London student delivers 'fascinating' speech, convinces assembly to choose new shevet's name.

WATCH: London student chooses new Bnei Akiva group's nameplayer

Bnei Akiva petition to allow Jonathan Pollard to move to Israel

Bnei Akiva starts petition to remove the restrictive parole conditions on Jonathan Pollard 1 year after his release from prison.

Bnei Akiva petition to allow Jonathan Pollard to move to Israel

She hid her non-Jewishness until age 19

Student in religious high school "came out" as non-Jewish when National Service opened a conversion course.

She hid her non-Jewishness from Bnei Akiva friends until age 19