The Semel

The semel is the logo of Bnei Akiva, appearing on all movement shirts. It is made up of the following components:

  • The wheat gains its place as part of the Sheva Minim, and it also represents the agricultural side of Bnei Akiva’s ideology of Torah Va’avodah.
  • The olive branch represents the peace that we hope all Jews will live together by.
  • The sythe and fork represent the tools used to work the Land of Israel.
  • The luchot represents the Torah. This is the book by which the Jewish religion is based and is governed by.
  • The Semel has on it a Tav and Ayin, standing for Torah and Avodah. To live in the land of Israel requires knowledge of the Torah and a knowledge of working the land.