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.
NIF Grantee: Knesset Neglects Religion & State Issues
The 19th Knesset passed a paltry number of laws dealing with religion and state in Israel.
A Small Step for Religious Freedom
A change in the conversion process dramatically increases the number of rabbis who can perform conversions.
“Problematic” Payments to Yeshiva Students to be Cancelled
In a victory against discrimination, Israel's High Court ruled that the state should no longer grant stipends to yeshiva students.
Agunot Take Matters into Their Own Hands
Fifty courageous agunot – women denied a divorce by their husbands – and allies protested near the Rabbinical Court in Jerusalem last week.