Yehuda Meshi Zahav Biography

Yehuda Meshi Zahav is an Israeli Social Actvist. He is also the founder of Zaka which focuses on three terms called Identification, Extraction, and Rescue. After he received a sexual assault allegation, he withdrew his name from the upcoming Israel Prize Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Early Life

Yehuda was born on 19th July 1959 in Mea Shearim, Jerusalem, Israel. The name of his father is Rabbi Menachem Mendel Meshi Zahav and his mother’s name is Sara Zisi Meshi-Zahav. He has a sibling named Moshe who passed away in 2021 due to Covid 19. He completed his high school education from Yeshiva Torah Ore located in Jerusalem. For his further education, he went to Etz Chaim Yeshiva. The detail about his exact majored subject has not been shared with the media yet.

Yehuda Meshi Zahav Career

Yehuda began his career working by working as a Social Activist.  He also owns an organization named Zaka which is a voluntary community of emergency response teams located in Israel. The organization employs around 3,500 Volunteers. In 2017 there annual operating budget was estimated at about one million dollars. Zaka was founded in the 1990s by him and other members named Rabbi Shlomo Eisenbach and Rabbi Tzvi Hussid.

Yehuda is currently being investigated for many crimes. He has also attempted suicide and is currently recovering.  The police also found a suicide letter which details have not been shared. So according to sources, there are no upcoming projects.


Recently in March 2021, he was investigated by Haaretz which is an Israeli Newspaper, and was found committing crimes. He has received multiple allegations of sex crimes including children aged 5 years old. Later he denied the allegation and he suspended himself from the Zaka Organization. The Israeli police have been investigating those allegations spearhead by the Lahav 433 unit. He is being investigated by the Israeli police for financial fraud as well as sexual assault.

Yehuda Meshi Zahav Biography

Real Name Yehuda Meshi-Zahav
Birth Date 19 July 1959
Age 61 Years
Birth Place Mea She’arim, Jerusalem
Nationality Israeli
Profession Social Activist
Religion Not Known
Sun sign Cancer

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeter – 176 cm Approx.
Weight in Kilograms – 88 kg  –  in Pounds –  194 lbs
Chest Size 44 Inches
Waist Size 34 Inches
Biceps Size 14 Inches
Shoe Size Not Known
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Average


Father Rabbi Menachem Mendel Meshi Zahav
Mother Sara Zisi Meshi-Zahav
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Yeshiva Torah Ore
College Etz Chaim Yeshiva

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Wife? Not Known

Personal Life

According to sources, he is married but the details about his family have not been shared with the media yet. He likes to personal life private and away from the media. His focus is on the business and spending quality time with family.

Yehuda Meshi Zahav Net Worth

Yehuda has earned a lot from his organization as it was recognized by the Israeli government also. The exact amount of his net worth has not yet been shared with the media. His other sources of income are from sponsors and by attending events.


  • Recently his mother, father, and his sibling passed away due to Covid 19 Pandemic.
  • He even attempted to commit suicide after knowing about his family.
  • Zaka Tel Aviv was recognized by the Israeli government and has worked closely with Israeli police in the identification of disaster victims.
  • Before founding Zaka, he was an active anti-Zionist.
  • He is currently hospitalized at Shaare Zedek Medical center.
  • He requests the public to follow the safety guidelines of the Coivd-19 pandemic.

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