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‘Malki Loved Israel With A Pure And Passionate Love’: An Interview with Arnold Roth About the Daughter He Lost to Terrorism

Arnold Roth with daughter Malki a few months before the Sbarro attack. (Photo courtesy Arnold Roth)

Arnold Roth with daughter Malki a few months before the Sbarro attack. (Photo courtesy Arnold Roth)

What is the Malki Foundation?

After Malki’s murder, we were left during the shiva, in the grip of our grief, wondering what to do in Malki’s memory. The details are too many. I will say it simply. We decided to establish in her memory a fund, a not-for-profit that would benefit children with severe disabilities and help their families. Malki’s exceptional devotion to every disabled child she encountered in her brief life, and her love of chesed, were our inspiration.

She had volunteered to care for, befriend and nurture disabled children everywhere: at home with her own profoundly affected sister Haya; at the home of a neighbor, a single mother raising a dying disabled son; in school with learning-disabled girls; at the Etgarim camp with special-needs youngsters where she spent her last week in this world, and in her beloved youth movement, Ezra.

We prepared the papers to establish an Israeli not-for-profit in her name and the registration papers came out on September 11, 2001. We collected them an hour before the events of 9/11 happened. We have always understood that the work of Keren Malki and the phenomenon of global terrorism, what we call this ongoing war (that’s the name of the blog my wife and I write) are tightly connected. Keren Malki (www.malkifoundation.org) has been operating now for twelve years and has helped thousands of families who care for a special-needs child.

Malki’s love of chesed is honored every single day by the work done in her name. It’s not a comfort, in case anyone is wondering, but it is one of the things that keep us focused on life and the future.

Dr. David Nesenoff

About the Author: Dr. David Nesenoff is a rabbi, author and filmmaker who achieved international fame for his video of the late White House correspondent Helen Thomas saying Jews should leave Israel and go back to Germany and Poland. He currently lectures around the world to Jewish communities and campuses and can be contacted at Nesenoff@Gmail.com.


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