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Youngsters from across Israeli society call for unity

Thousands of religious and secular youth marched together and called for an end to incitement and hatred: 'We are the future of our society, it's time for us to take action together.'

Youngsters from across Israeli society call for unity

Honoring fallen soldier:

Torah dedication in Be'eri: 'Shilo dances with us today'

Members of the Bnei Akiva branch in Sderot raised 200,000 shekels and dedicated a Torah scroll in memory of the branch's graduate who fell in battle in Be'eri on October 7.

Torah dedication in Be'eri: 'Shilo dances with us today'

Watch: 'Shilo's Notebooks-Golani Captain Shilo Rauchberger Hy"d'

Shilo left a legacy of wisdom in his notebooks and in the things he chose to do in his all too short and heroic life.

Watch: 'Shilo's Notebooks-Golani Captain Shilo Rauchberger Hy"d'

Swastikas spray-painted on Bnei Akiva branch in Jerusalem

Dep. Mayor of Jerusalem pens urgent letter to Jerusalem police commander. 'We must stop this dangerous deterioration immediately.'

Swastikas spray-painted on Bnei Akiva branch in Jerusalem

Gush Etzion celebrates Lag Ba'omer, honoring founding fathers

Thousands of Gush Etzion residents & Bnei Akiva members attend spectacular closing ceremony of Gush Etzion’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

Gush Etzion celebrates Lag Ba'omer, honoring founding fathers

Bnei Akiva building burned down in Bnei Brak

Building heavily damaged in blaze shortly before Independence Day celebrations.

Bnei Akiva building burned down in Bnei Brak

Bnei Akiva & Kan broadcasting reach settlement on libel claim

Kan agrees to partial retraction plus 36,000 shekels' damages.

Bnei Akiva & Kan broadcasting reach settlement on libel claim

Concerning:

Shabak attempted to infiltrate Bnei Akiva

A former regional coordinator in the religious youth movement relates how an ISA plant attempted to incite members.

Shabak attempted to infiltrate Bnei Akiva

Watch: 'Second hakafot' at Sheba Medical Center

Students of the Bnei Akiva yeshiva in Givat Shmuel dance 'second hakafot' at Sheba Medical Center, bringing joy to the patients.

Watch: 'Second hakafot' at Sheba Medical Center

Youth Violence

Bnei Akiva Sec. Gen.: 'It will not pass in silence.'

The Bnei Akiva youth movement takes seriously the incident yesterday in which Jewish and Arab boys entered the Lod branch and attacked the s

Bnei Akiva Sec. Gen.: 'It will not pass in silence.'

Lod:

Arab rioters attack and injure students at Bnei Akiva branch

Two youths injured as a result of rocks thrown at them by Arabs. MK Ben Gvir: "We must deal with terrorists with determination."

Arab rioters attack and injure students at Bnei Akiva branch

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 Israel

Bnei Akiva UK backtracks after '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 last year's victims

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

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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 victims

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

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'

Candle for the fallen: Bnei Akiva prepares for 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

World Union of Orthodox Synagogues sets for Yom HaZikaron study

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 study

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 attack

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 win

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’

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 Akiva

'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'

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 name

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 from Bnei Akiva friends 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

Bnei Akiva: Stop the attacks and insults

Bnei Akiva leaders signed off on a statement which begs "for an appropriate discourse...between brothers."

Bnei Akiva: Stop the attacks and insults

Watch: Next British PM's pro-Israel speech at Bnei Akiva

Watch Theresa May, who will be appointed UK Prime Minister in the coming days, give pro-Israel speech at Bnei Akiva event last year.

Watch: Next British PM's pro-Israel speech at Bnei Akiva

Watch: Discussing Jewish life in Germany

Arutz Sheva speaks to two Bnei Akiva emissaries to Germany, who discuss Purim in the wake of terror and preparing for Pesach.

Watch: Discussing Jewish life in Germany

Bnei Akiva opens first chapter in Ethiopia

Organization opens chapter to help Ethiopians awaiting immigration to Israel with absorption and learning of Jewish and Israeli customs.

Bnei Akiva opens first chapter in Ethiopia

Moving: Chicago teens embrace Otniel terror victim

Bnei Akiva members deliver flowers to the family of Dafna Meir, who was murdered at her doorstep by an Arab terrorist.

Moving: Chicago teens embrace Otniel terror victim

Watch: Bnei Akiva 'Do it for Juno'

The emotional story of a World Bnei Akiva group after one of its participants was diagnosed with cancer.

Watch: Bnei Akiva 'Do it for Juno'

Thousands of students join 'march of longing' towards Gush Katif

The communities in Gush Katif were closed a decade ago, but their heroism has not been forgotten.

Thousands of students join 'march of longing' towards Gush Katif

Call to name new Bnei Akiva shevet after Jonathan Pollard?

Bnei Akiva looks into calling new Shevet after Jonathan Pollard, who is to be released on same day as organization's ceremony.

Call to name new Bnei Akiva shevet  after Jonathan Pollard?

French Kids Get a Warm Welcome to Israel in Summer Camps

Bnei Akiva launches volunteer summer camps to help new immigrant Jewish families from France adjust easier to their new home.

French Kids Get a Warm Welcome to Israel in Summer Camps