Israeli man divorces for 11th time

Man divorces for 11th ti

By MATTHEW WAGNER
December 28, 2009 22:24

 
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A 50-year-old man from the Jerusalem area divorced for the 11th time, a new Israeli record for Jews, according to an announcement released Monday by the Rabbinical Court Administration. The man, whose divorces were performed both in Israel and abroad in accordance with Halacha, said his custom is to divorce his wives every two years and look for a new bride immediately after. "I throw out a hook and the fish come on their own," the man reportedly said. In his latest marriage, which also lasted two years, the two sides split the debts the husband had accrued. The woman claimed her husband had promised to work but ended up living off her assets and those of her parents. From all his marital escapades the man has only one child, to whom he is unable to make child support payments. The man said that he regretted divorcing his first wife because it set in motion a never-ending search for the next "experience." The man has actually been re-setting his own record for the past several years. The previous Jewish Israeli record for divorces by a single person was six.

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