Weddings down 25 percent in 2020 — ministry report

Weddings in Israel were down 25% in 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by the Religious Affairs Ministry.

Some 30,260 couples got married in 2020, compared to 34,083 a year before, the report says.

Despite the general downward trend, some ultra-Orthodox cities — Bnei Brak, Elad, Modiin Illit — saw a 12% rise.

Gal Sade Knigsfild and Nofar Almakias pose for a picture with face masks on, before their wedding in Moshav Yashresh on April 6, 2020. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)