Co-founder and chairman of the ZAKA volunteer emergency response organization Yehuda Meshi-Zahav was niftar today at the geriatric-psychiatric Herzog Hospital in Yerushalayim. He was 62 years old.

Meshi-Zahav was found unconscious at his home in the Yerushalayim suburb of Givat Ze’ev. He was rushed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in critical condition, and remained unconscious until his passing today.

Meshi-Zahav was revered by all sectors in Israel. ZAKA is perceived by many as an organization that bridged the gaps between the religious and secular sectors. He was an intended recipient of the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement.

Details of his levayah have yet to be made public.... Read More: MATZAV