Divorce Rate in Israel Drops for First Time

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The number of Israeli couples divorcing dropped for the first time in 2017, according to new data published by the Chief Rabbinate on Thursday.

A total of 10,674 Israeli couples divorced in 2017, down slightly from 10,825 the previous year.

There was a 7% decrease in the divorce rate in Tel Aviv, while in Jerusalem there was a 9% rise. The Israeli capital was the city with the most divorces in the country last year — 788.

The city with the fastest growing divorce rate was ultra-Orthodox Beitar Illit, which saw a 61% jump.

 by Algemeiner Staff

{Matzav.com}

1 COMMENT

  1. …. as the marriage rate dropped a lot more.

    The proper way to measure divorce rates is in direct comparison to how many marriages. That’s the way it is usually done.

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