Efrat. Election day, and a minyan is gathering in the sunny square outside the local pizza place in “Dekel,” one of Efrat’s seven neighborhoods, to pray a quick Mincha. Middle-aged men, in faded jeans and knitted kippas, tzizitis hanging out, murmur the afternoon prayer. One is leaning on his fold-up Brompton bike. Another, a physician, has a stethoscope around his neck.
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