Bayit Yehudi will continue to follow Uri Orbach’s vision, party leader Naftali Bennett said Tuesday at a faction meeting in the Knesset in honor of the pensioners’ affairs minister, who died at age 54 from a blood disease on Monday.
"Uri was a trailblazer. He was our north star," Bennett said. "He brought us such pride. He never folded the flag and stood up for his beliefs about the Land of Israel and the Torah of Israel. Anyone who knew Uri knew he had a very gentle handshake but values of steel stood behind it."
Bennett referred to a Hebrew phrase Orbach coined meaning "token religious person," adding that, though Orbach came up with it, he was not one.