Lord Sacks leaves charity

January 19, 2012

The Chief Rabbi has resigned as honorary director of troubled Israeli poverty charity, Hazon Yeshaya.

The British Friends of the charity closed last month, following other chapters around the world over allegations of financial mismanagement at the soup kitchen charity, and complaints it had misled supporters by funding religious training.

An independent audit appeared to clear the charity of fraud last week, but revealed it had been funding a kollel, training rabbis and religious judges, an activity which did not appear on any of the charity's publicity material.

Last updated: 12:34pm, January 19 2012