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        2/19/2014, Adar 19, 5774

      Jerusalem Has Highest 2013 Divorce Rate


      According to the findings of the Rabbinical Court, which was published this morning (Wednesday), Jerusalem led the country in the number of divorces filed for in 2013.

      Jerusalem replaced Tel Aviv as the city with the top divorce rate for 2013 with 733 couples having divorced, compared to Tel Aviv's 678 couples, for second place.  Haifa closed in with a first of 503 married couples officially separating.

      All in all, there was a 5.8% increase in the divorce rate for 2014 with a national total of 11,219 divorced couples, as opposed to 10,602 couples in 2012.