Jerusalem lost 8,750 residents last year, a 20-year record
Due to natural growth, total population rises despite record high level of out-migration; 61% of Jewish school students are ultra-Orthodox.
Figures released ahead of Jerusalem Day by the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies and the Central Bureau of Statistics show a continuing small increase in the number of students attending secular and national religious schools for the third straight year, following an earlier 15-year decline. Most of the increase is in religious schools, which overtook secular schools in the number of registered...
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