To fulfil the vision of its founders, Israel must always be a country for all its citizens, including all its Jews, whatever their beliefs, background and practices. NIF works to promote religious freedom in Israel, to foster a more tolerant society that embraces the rich diversity of Jewish identity, and that creates a sphere of non-religious, civil law for all Israeli citizens.
Taking Back the Mikveh
Shatil is fighting back against a bill that would restrict women’s use of ritual baths.
Government Approves Egalitarian Space at the Kotel
The government has approved a new egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. Congratulations to our grantees who have been tirelessly working towards this decision and who continue to fight for religious pluralism.
Racist Rabbi Eliyahu Fails in Bid to become Jerusalem Chief Rabbi
The avowedly racist Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu lost his bid to become Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi, thanks in part to public pressure from voices in Israel and beyond.
Court Rules Against “Modesty” Sign
In a victory for religious freedom and women’s rights, 4 Orthodox women won their case against “modesty” signs in Beit Shemesh.