Bnei Akiva’s Anthem

Bnei Akiva’s anthem, Yad Achim – translated literally as “a brotherly hand” – was composed in 1932 by Rabbi Moshe Zvi Neriya during Chol Hamoed Sukkot in Kfar Saba at a meeting of youth leaders. The anthem has changed slightly over the years but is mostly the same anthem sung today, embodying Bnei Akiva’s ideology, at Bnei Akiva events.

Bnei Akiva Anthem Hebrew

We reach out to you, oh beloved youth, with a brotherly hand. Everyone, come and gather ‘round our flag! Let the bright shining light of Torah guide your ways; and may your path be filled with work-

With courage, and with God’s help, we shall surely ascend, onward Bnei Akiva, to great heights!

Our Homeland is the land of our Forefathers, our Holy Land. We have inherited Her from the Might of Jacob.

Our minds are immersed in the depths of Her Torah; our hands are clinging to Her soil-

With courage, and with God’s help, we shall surely ascend, onward Bnei Akiva, to great heights!