MK Bezalel Smotrich, who heads the United Right’s National Union faction, on Tuesday discussed the ruckus surrounding his Sunday statement that he aims to “return the Torah to its foundation.”

“I have no intention of stuttering or apologizing, or ceasing pushing for the things I believe in,” he added.

There’s also a “complete lack of understanding” when it comes to how Jewish law works, he said. “Reality has changed, Judaism by the way has also changed.”

“When you say ‘an eye for an eye’ it’s obviously not physically, it’s monetary [compensation].”

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