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Choveret Chinuch Chodesh Tevet 5779 – Sefer Bamidbar

Choveret Chinuch Chodesh Kislev 5779 – Sefer Vayikra

Choveret Chinuch Chodesh Cheshvan 5779 – Sefer Shemot

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Choveret Chinuch Iyar 5778

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Resources

Find our movement’s songs, mifkad and tekes guides, educational materials, and more.

GLOSSARY

Throughout our website you will find a certain level of Bnei Akiva ‘lingo’.

These are all words in Hebrew referring to aspects of what we do, and are used universally by our members throughout the world.

Aliyah

עליה

Moving to Israel

Amod Dom

עמוד דום

Stand at attention

Amod Noach

עמוד נח

Stand at Ease

Bnot Sherut

בנות שרות

Israeli young women who choose to spend their mandatory post-high school national service teaching about Zionism and Israel in schools, synagogues, youth movements, and camps in the U.S.A and abroad

Boger

בוגר

Graduate

Bogrim

בוגרים

Graduates

Chalutz

חלוץ

Pioneer

Chanich

חניך

Participant

Chavaya Yisraelit

חויה ישראלית

Israel experience; Popular activity in Moshava Ba'ir experiencing Israeli culture through activities, games, and food

Chaver

חבר

Friend

Chinuch

חינוך

Education

Chugim

חוגים

Electives

David Ben-Gurion

דוד בן-גוריון

1st Prime Minister of the State of Israel

Dugma Ishit

דוגמה אישית

Role model

Eidah

עדה

Division

Hachshara

הכשרה

Preparation

Hatikvah

התקוה

Israeli national anthem

Herzl

הרצל

Theodor Herzl

Kehila

קהילה

Community

Kvutza

קבוצה

Group; Bunk of campers

Machane

מחנה

Camp

Madrich

מדריך

Counselor

Mifkad

מפקד

Lineup

Misrad

משרד

Office

Pashtut

פשטות

Simplicity; minimalism, honesty. and integrity

Peulah

פעלה

Activity period

Rav Kook

רב קוק

(1865-1935) 1st chief rabbi of Palestine. Pioneered modern Zionism as a part of the Divine process of redemption

Rav Neriah

רב נריה

(1913-1995) 1st rav of Bnei Akiva; Served in the Knesset and received the Israel Prize in 1978 for his contributions to society and state

Rav Reines

רב ריינס

(1839-1915) Founder of the Mizrachi- Religous Zionist- movement. Called for settlement in Palestine with the philosophy of combining Torah and Labor

Rosh Gadol

ראש גדול

"big head"; Mindset of demonstrating initiative, taking ownership and being responsible. A central trait in our staff

Rosh Moshava

ראש מושבה

Head of Staff & Programming

Shaliach

שליח

Emissary

Shevet

שבט

Tribe; cohort of Bnei Akiva members born in a given year

Sismah

סיסמא

password; Our motto: Am Yisrael b'Eretz Yisrael al pi Torat Yisrael, the Jewish people living in Israel according to the Torah. This three-part focus on nation, land, and Torah encapsulates what Bnei Akiva is all about

Shabbaton

שבתון

Sabbath Weekend Retreat

Shekem

שקם

Canteen

Snif

סניף

Branch; Weekly Shabbat programming in local Bnei Akiva branches throughout the year

Tilboshet

תלבושת

The Bnei Akiva Shirt; Worn by Bnei Akiva leaders at snif and camps worldwide

Tochnit

תוכנית

Program

Torah v'Avodah

תורה ועבודה

Torah and Labor; Torah and Service; The ideology of Bnei Akiva. Early secular Zionists used Avodah to refer to the physical agricultural labor of building the land of Israel. Today, it carries a wider meaning of serving, engaging, and building Israel, and through it, the world.

Tzevet

צוות

Staff; Moshava Ba'ir staff members are distinguished by their responsibility, sensitivity, thoughtfulness, energy, and excitement. We are proud to employ the best!

Yad Achim

יד אחים

Bnei Akiva anthem; Sung daily with Mifkad, composed by the first Rav of Bnei Akiva, Rav Moshe Neriah in 1932

Lingo

Look up the meaning of all our movement’s favorite terms here.

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But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?