Promoting Pluralism and Tolerance
NIF believes that freedom of – and from – religion are crucial to the survival of a just and democratic Israel. We fight for religious tolerance, and work to oppose the rabbinic hierarchy’s exclusion of women.
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.
A Small Step for Religious Freedom
A change in the conversion process dramatically increases the number of rabbis who can perform conversions.
NIF Grantee: Knesset Neglects Religion & State Issues
The 19th Knesset passed a paltry number of laws dealing with religion and state in Israel.
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.
STORIES & SUCCESSES
"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.
New Method for Choosing City Rabbis
A new election process will ensure a more moderate and more representative city rabbinate.
Immersion and empowerment
A new pilot program has the potential to transform Israel’s mikvas into safe spaces for women to discuss and deal with issues that affect them.