The rate of people filing for divorce within two weeks of Pesach is three times as high as during the rest of the year, according to Ronit Sharon, manager of the Talia Center for Children and Parents and a lecturer at the Hebrew University.
She said that this statistic is true for the Bais Din rabbinical court and the secular divorce system, and is only equivalent around the Rosh Hashanah holiday.
“Beware that the holiday period invites many hours that couples are together, which can lead to conflicts arising,” Sharon said. “Don’t make impulsive decisions on ending a connection during the holidays. Persevere until afterwards and then look at the situation with a new perspective.”
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