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Former ZAKA chief Yehuda Meshi Zahav dies

More than a year after attempting suicide, former chief of ZAKA response team dies at age 62.

Former ZAKA chief Yehuda Meshi Zahav dies

ZAKA founder now 'a vegetable,' friend says

'In the past 5 years, he's been perfectly righteous. A person is allowed to repent,' says Rabbi Aharon Baumel, friend of Yehuda Meshi-Zahav.

ZAKA founder now 'a vegetable,' friend says

ZAKA founder's letter: A pile of plots and lies

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav left letter denying any wrongdoing ahead of suicide attempt.

ZAKA founder's letter: A pile of plots and lies

Report: Police were planning to arrest ZAKA founder in coming days

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav remains in critical condition hours after attempting suicide, faces arrest if he recovers.

Report: Police were planning to arrest ZAKA founder

'Uvda' to air inquiry of ZAKA founder despite suicide attempt

Television program on investigation of Yehuda Meshi-Zahav to air tonight despite his critical condition at Shaarei Tzedek hospital.

'Uvda' to air inquiry of ZAKA founder despite suicide attempt

ZAKA founder's family: Suicide note a forgery

Family of Yehuda Meshi-Zahav say image of suicide note does not match ZAKA founder's handwriting.

ZAKA founder's family: Suicide note a forgery

Police find letter at scene of Meshi-Zahav suicide attempt

'I am sorry, try to remember the good I did and what I forgot,' ZAKA founder writes in letter found at scene of suicide attempt.

Police find letter at scene of Meshi-Zahav suicide attempt

Rabbi Yuval Cherlow: 'Don't air inquiry on Yehuda Meshi-Zahav'

Tzohar leader Rabbi Yuval Cherlow says airing inquiry on Yehuda Meshi Zahav as he fights for his life is 'unethical and insensitive.'

Rabbi Cherlow: 'Don't air inquiry on ZAKA founder'

ZAKA founder unconscious and on a respirator, with signs of life

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, founder of ZAKA, undergoes CPR, is hospitalized, after attempted suicide.

ZAKA founder unconscious and on a respirator, with signs of life

ZAKA founder Yehuda Meshi Zahav's attorneys: They're slandering him

Yehuda Meshi Zahav's attorney responded to allegations against his client: 'Media collecting evidence instead of police.'

ZAKA founder's attorneys: They're slandering him

Lahav 433 opens investigation into ZAKA founder

Allegations of sexual assault against Yehuda Meshi Zahav gather steam.

Lahav 433 opens investigation into ZAKA founder

Police probe sex assault allegations against Yehuda Meshi-Zahav

ZAKA founder denies all, is willing to waive Israel Lifetime Achievement Award as police launch investigation into claims of sexual assault.

Police probe sex assault allegations against Yehuda Meshi-Zahav

A fitting winner of the 2021 Israel Prize: Yehuda Meshi Zahav

One moving story showing the important contribution of Zaka, the organization founded by Meshi Zahav. Opinion.

A fitting winner of the 2021 Israel Prize: Yehuda Meshi Zahav

ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav awarded Israel Prize for contribution to society

ZAKA Search and Rescue organization founder and chairman to receive prestigious Israel Prize for organization's work to save lives.

ZAKA Chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav awarded Israel Prize

ZAKA chief blames haredi community leaders for parents' death

ZAKA chairman Yehuda Meshi Zahav lost both his parents to COVID-19 in recent weeks.

ZAKA chief blames haredi community leaders for parents' deathplayer

ZAKA head Yehuda Meshi-Zahav mourns father's passing - days after his mother's

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Meshi-Zahav, Father of ZAKA chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, dies within one week of his wife's passing.

ZAKA head mourns father's passing - days after his mother's

ZAKA founder Yehuda Meshi-Zahav calls some rabbis 'worse than Holocaust deniers'

The founder of ZAKA has had enough of people denying the deadly nature of COVID-19

ZAKA founder calls some rabbis 'worse than Holocaust deniers'

ZAKA chief: People are walking around one day, and two days' later they pass away

"Is this really just a political debate?" asks Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, "or are we simply facing a reality?"

ZAKA chief: Healthy people are succumbing within just days

Anti-Zionist Neturei Karta attend Soleimani's funeral

ZAKA chairman blasts Neturei Karta members who attended funeral of Quds Force commander.

Anti-Zionist Neturei Karta attend Soleimani's funeral

'You'll come back in uniform'

ZAKA founder says he told his children that 'they'll come home in uniform.'

'You'll come back in uniform'

ZAKA Chairman: 'Enough, I have no more strength'

'I've seen all kinds of disasters for 30 years, but every time you come back to a disaster where children are killed - you can't stand it.'

ZAKA Chairman: 'Enough, I have no more strength'player

Watch: Thousands of Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball fans salute ZAKA

'For the first time in my life I participated in a basketball game. It's moving to see the appreciation for the important activity of ZAKA.'

Watch: Thousands of Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball fans salute ZAKAplayer

Watch: ZAKA head attacked by lion on African safari

Head of emergency response group rushed to local hospital, condition good. 'In retrospect, it was found he just wanted to hug me.'

Watch: ZAKA head attacked by lion on African safariplayer

WATCH: Joy turns to tragedy at scene of attack

ZAKA Chairman shows deadly attack scene, where food prepared to celebrate new grandson's birth remains untouched.

WATCH: Joy turns to tragedy at scene of attackplayer

Last body extracted from parking garage rubble

The final body has been extracted from the rubble of the Tel Aviv parking garage, making the final toll from the tragedy six dead.

Last body extracted from parking garage rubble

'The moralists are wrong - we won't apologize'

ZAKA head Yehuda Meshi Zahav criticizes Israeli Medical Ethics Council and doctors who call to treat terrorists before victims.

'The moralists are wrong - we won't apologize'

Adamant ZAKA won't treat terrorists before Jews

ZAKA director Yehuda Meshi Zahav charges 'no one will teach use what morality is,' least of all Israeli Medical Association.

Adamant ZAKA refuses to treat terrorists before Jews

ZAKA: Jewish man's death could have been avoided

IDF soldiers could have shot the Jewish man mistaken for a terrorist in legs instead of the chest, says ZAKA chairman Yehuda Meshi-Zahav

ZAKA: Jewish man's accidental shooting could have been avoided

'Treat Terrorists First if They're Wounded More'

MDA director says 'I don't have the privilege to come and sort out the wounded, we treat those wounded worst first.'

'We'll Treat Terrorists First if They're More Severely Wounded'

Har Nof Attack Scene 'Looked Like the Holocaust'

ZAKA founder describes the gruesome sight of synagogue massacre, which made other attack scenes pale by comparison.

Har Nof Attack Scene 'Looked Like the Holocaust'player

ZAKA Head: Hareidi World Lacks Leadership

ZAKA head explains why the secular and hareidi-religious communities cannot understand each other.

ZAKA Head: Hareidi World Lacks Leadership