What’s a Haredi Father of 11 Doing in Law School?

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox men in Israel really want to work. A Diaspora-funded foundation is quietly helping them acquire the tools to do so.

Until four years ago, Yigal Nimni studied Torah and Talmud from morning to night, just as he had been doing for the previous 30 years. "I believed in the value of study,” says Nimni. "But for years I'd felt that I wanted to contribute to society in other ways. It was also a constant challenge to provide for my family."