Symbol of the Hashomer Hadati movement

Symbol of the Hashomer Hadati movement

Hashomer Hadati

 

Zionist religious youth movement associated with the “Mizrachi” party in Europe, established in 1929. Hashomer Hadati combined Zionist and pioneering activities with observing Jewish mitzvot (commandments) and tradition. It represented a slightly more conservative line compared to that of in Bnei Akiva. Its cadets learned in Hebrew, sang Hebrew songs and went to summer camps as members of other movements, but ensured they observed the Jewish laws. Its graduates organized themselves in training kibbutzim, pending their aliya to Eretz Yisrael.

During the war, Hashomer Hadati united with Bnei Akiva, which was also linked to “Mizrachi.”