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        1/20/2012, Tevet 25, 5772

      Move for Mincha Minyans at Route 6 Gas Stations


      There is an initiative to start afternoon prayers with minyans (quorums of ten men), starting a quarter hour before sunset, Sunday through Thursday, next to the playgrounds at the four service stations along the Highway 6 Trans-Israel Toll Road, starting next Wednesday, the first day of the Hebrew month of Shevat.

      The idea is the brainchild of Dudi Engel of Giv'at Shmuel, who travels the highway on a weekly basis. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, he said the idea is to bring people who currently pray by themselves while on the road, so that they don't have to leave work early. He said the idea was a result of observing people praying by the side of the road, where it is not safe, or in an uncoordinated manner that denies them the spiritual advantages of reciting certain prayers that require a minyan. He said he has received positive reactions at a Hebrew facebook site for the initiative.