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I've just travelled through the Keren Malki website. It
is very moving and I must say a beautiful way to remember someones life.
As a non Jewish Australian her story isn't well known to me but as I
read the details of her death I remebered reading/hearing the story at
I was directed to your website via a Herald Sun website
blog by Andrew Bolt. There has been some discussion regarding the
release of the Palestinian prisoners (and it is certainly not well
supported here, at least amongst my circle of friends) in exchange for
the Israeli soldier and this is what someone wrote;
"We got a good deal with the Malaysian swop deal 5:1 and here I was
thinking it was crap. It makes you think the Palestines crimes against
the Jews were minor? Maybe they were just political prisoners.
Wed 19 Oct 11 (10:05am)
Dan replied to Julie
Wed 19 Oct 11 (12:15pm)
Unfortunately they weren’t. They had real blood on their hands.
Malki Roth, a Melbourne-born teenager was murdered while in a Pizza
restaurant. The woman responsible for that atrocity is one of those to
be released. Her Father - an
amazing fundraiser for children with disabilities, is going to suffer
immeasurably because of her release".
I don't have the correct words to wish you all the best. It may be
easier to wish you peace/shalom; of heart, mind, soul and physically.
Peter S. (Melbourne)
I just read about Malki and her friend Michal and it brought tears to my
eyes. I cannot ever begin to imagine the pain and suffering that their
families have gone through. I came across Malki's website after
researching Ahlam 'Aref Ahmad al-Tamimi, also known as Ahlam Tamimi, who
is about to be released from prison in the prisoner exchange for Gilad
Shalit. Although I am thrilled for Gilad and his family, I am horrified
that murderers are being set free. Murderers who are likely to murder
more innocent Jewish people such as Malki and her friend.
Just wanted to send you a message of total sympathy and solidarity.
Despite all the disinformation, despite the continued really ill
will, bordering on blatant anti-semitism,
we are informed; we do send our information out as much as we can,
and we do write our media both to protest and to shame them.
Some of my friends are in Israel right now, and I shall be there
twice in April and in June.
We are all with you.
Con mucho dolor, envio un abrazo a los padres de Malka.
Sufro por tanta muerte irracional.
Que Adonai bendiga con Paz duradera a mis hermanos Israelies.
Hi – I came across your website via google, and judging by your work, I
think you may be interested in the following.
As a website geared to help other Jewish parents of children with
special needs, you do all you can to ensure that the families that you
work with get the services and support that they so desperately need. It
is a difficult job, but one which is rewarded with the great
satisfaction of having made a difference in the lives of others.
We have established Beineinu as a parent-to-parent website, where
parents from all over the world can share information, tips and chizzuk
with each other. Our user friendly resource database contains
information and links to many of the common (and not so common) things
that may take years for parents to discover on their own. Since we are
parent based, we have been able to put together the thousands of bits
and pieces of the puzzle that really count!
Looking for a good specialist? Our database has lists of doctors and
therapists recommended by our fellow parents.
We have lists of organizations specific to a particular diagnosis.
Do you know someone who needs to travel long distance for medical
treatment? Our medical travel section has info such as free flights,
hospitality houses, etc… Check out our Bikur Cholim/Chessed section to
find out who services patients there…
Our database contains interesting things like where to find a safety bed
for that wild kid and how to fund it if insurance won’t cover it. Where
to get a donated car that can be modified—as well as companies that will
do the modifications. We have listings for everything from equipment to
adapted sports to employment agencies for the disabled!
Registering with us (free of charge, of course) entitles you to receive
a weekly update email of newly uploaded information, equipment exchange
lists, and notification of anything of special interest that comes in to
Please check out our website: http://www.beineinu.org – and let's see
how we can work together to be able to help as many parents as
I received a link to your beautiful website in a message in Spanish from
a friend in Uruguay. If you can touch people all over the world, Malki's
life and her early departure served an important purpose. As long as you
can keep your message filled with love, it will be powerful. It is
important not to sink into hate and anger. That is why this act of
The cause you chose, to help children with disabilities live at home, is
so noble and so appropriate a tribute. Malki chose well for parents.
As parents, we live for our children. You are doing a wonderful job to
continue to care for her spirit. May your grieving go gently and may you
be able to sense that Malki's energy, נפש, remains with you during the
rest of your days here as it did before she was born.
L (Florida, US)
She was indeed a beautiful girl, and one you undoubtedly were
very proud of. What a sad loss, what a waste. It makes my
resolve even stronger to support Israel and their righteous
A LOS PAPAS DE MALKI , QUIERO HACERLES LLEGAR MIS MAS PROFUNDOS
SENTIMIENTOS POR LO SUCEDIDO . ESPERO SOLAMENTE QUE PUEDAN LEER MIS
PALABRAS O QUE ALGUNO DE LA FUNDACION PUEDAN TRADUCIRLAS PARA ELLOS . ME
CUESTA REDACTAR LOS SENTIMIENTOS POR HABER SUFRIDO COMO ELLOS LA PERDIDA
DE UNO DE MIS AMADOS HIJOS . SOLO DECIRLES QUE COMPARTO SU INMENSA PENA
Y LOS ABRAZO A LA DISTANCIA SOBRE MI CORAZON .
DESDE BUENOS AIRES , ARGENTINA .
Dear Roth Family: Thank you for your website and sharing the
pictures of Malki. I have a 23 y.o. daughter in Israel who made
aliyah on Labor Day, 2007.
It is amazing to me that despite the horrors, there are young Jewish
women who, with courage and determination, seek to make aliyah.
These girls, and your daughter, pursue and pursued "goodness."
The children of the barbarians pursue "evil."
The Israeli leadership negotiates with evil and pursues the US and
The New York Times glories in showcasing evil, and dismisses the
people of goodness.
Your voice is a shining light of hope for all of us in this foolish
world. G-d bless you.
---Joseph S (United States)
received your email with the link to Malki Foundation.
I have no
words to tell how much I appreciate your efforts and
contribution to our society.
about Malki made me feel even just for a moment the loss of a
dear soul. I wish you won’t know any sorrow in your life.
wonderful that you are putting Malki's memory to such great
I think it
would be a great idea for there to be a Facebook group for
Malki Foundation. This would increase exposure and increase
to raise funds for this purpose.
I foresee a general Facebook group that could represent
martyred Israelis that are victims of terrorism.
don't know me personally. I received the e-mail a few minutes
ago from a cousin about the HBO 'documentary' about Israeli
prisons, etc. Naturally, I started foaming at the mouth, and
prepared to forward it to my list of 70 contacts. Then I stopped
and thought it through again. Here's what I think.
NY Times is a gigantic juggernaut that couldn't care less about
about murdered Jews, especially when the perpetrator is an
Islamic 'freedom fighter' (sic), and most certainly a female
fighter. The Times is always against anything Jewish,
anything Eretz Yisrael, except for the Palestinians . . . . This
means that unless they are bombarded with faxes/e-mails, snail
mail letters, etc., and I mean deluge them with indignant,
outraged words, they'll just sit back and laugh. Now you also
need to go to the source: HBO. Same thing. Inundate them with
protest letters, e-mails, etc. Get some big name (Orthodox --
the only ones who would do anything) organizations to complain
to HBO/NY Times. You know, the RCA, the OU, Agudath Israel of
America (they've got some high-powered lawyers who do things for
them). I'm sure there are other avenues as well; the point I'm
making is when dealing with slime bags like the NY Times,
quantity is practically irrelevant; QUALITY protest can help.
Because they consider themselves the kings of newspaper. They
will try to prevent anything that could potentially put egg on
their face. If not G-d forbid publishing a retraction, then at
least possibly telling the other side of the story.
I think the real target should be the source of this outrage:
HBO, which is probably a harder nut to crack than a newspaper.
But they too have to be flooded with outraged letters and
e-mails about what they broadcast. If you have $$$ to spare,
maybe consider a lawsuit against HBO, just to get publicity.
You'd have to acertain that they have actually broken a law,
something that is not at all clear.
Anyway, that's the 2 cents from a total stranger. I wish you
everything good, and a freilichen Purim, and hatzlacha rabba.
Dear Malki’s Parents:
I’m so sorry about your pain…I’m a argentinian jewish dad, and I guess
losing a son or a daughter is the worst to a human can happen in life.
Thanks God I have my children by my side…Again, I’m sorry about Malki…it’s
Big huge & a Warm Shalom from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
My name is [ ... ] no me es posible efectuar donaciones de dinero porque
soy jubilada y siempre tengo dificultades economicas,pero he leido la
historia de lo que paso a su hija y a tantos otros hijos y quiero
enviarle mi profundo sentimiento de condolencias por esa enorme perdida,
espero que tenga siempre la fuerza para sobrellevar la,tiene Ud. otra
hija solo 1 hija mas? solo quiero expresarle que mucha gente de su
pueblo los acompana.shalom
Everytime that I see this horrible and disgusting muslim "way-of-death"
I think to myself that we need to change someting in our points of view
to stop our suffering. I heard once from an european expert in terrorism
that we must review our own way in dealing with muslims. I live outside
Israel, but believe me, it hurts the same way. We urgently need to show
the world how terrible they are, no heart, no feelings. We must say to
the world that they pray turned to Mecca in Saudi Arabia and not for
Jerusalem; that Jerusalem for them is nothing but hatred; that they want
to "islamize" the whole world; that they don´t have any limit for
killing innocents; that they must be stopped because they´re really
Jessica S. Srour Acherboim
Sao Paolo, Brasil
I have just been sent the link
to your site by my Dad. I have just looked at the pictures
of your beautiful daughter with her shinning eyes and am
saddened to my soul for you.
A child that was so talented
with an amazing life ahead of her.
As I sit here now, I really am
unsure of what to say to you but felt that I must let you
know the profound effect your site has had on me.
I wish you and your family long
SB (United Kingdom)
I was so very touched by the letter
addressed to the world about the HBO movie including and
featuring the life of the terrorist which murdered your
I shared it with my husband and 3
children and then forwarded it to everyone in my address book.
Business associates, personal friends, Jewish and other wise.
Everyone that touch all aspects of my life.
This was the first time I ever sent
everyone I know an e-mail.
I commend you for writing this heartfelt appeal not to
Very best wishes to you and your family,
Thank you for circulating your web links and the photo of
that dreadfully unrepentant prisoner. To release someone like that
offers justice for no one. I have forwarded your message and photos to
20 people. I received the mail from a friend in New York, so your e
mail is making its way from coast to coast here in the United States.
I hope those to whom I sent it to do the same. What a shame all this has
been, and for so long now. I don't know how I would continue with the
loss of a child. You have my deepest sympathies.
saw your letter about the Sbarro bombing on Powerline Blog. The picture
of Ahlam Tamimi is chilling. Thank you for sharing some highlights of
Malki's life. I only wish this sort of news story made it onto the CBS,
NBC and ABC nightly news. I wish she was front page news on the New
York Times. I don't understand the world.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Dody Williams, Greensboro, NC
After I posted a brief message to
Malkis family, I read a lot of messages that others had posted.
This message is to all of you.
It is wonderful to read about good
people. All of you I mean. Your messages are so close to your
hearts. It is said that words from the heart enter the heart. I
could feel what you wrote and want to say it makes me feel so
good to know that there are beings of light and love in this
world who are able to discern truth and see Malkis "smiling
assassin" for who she really is. To all of you who see through
the veils of lies, thank you for supporting Israel and Malkis
family in particular. Thank you for making my heart feel warm
tonight. It means so much to me to know that there are beacons
of light in this world where so many are attaching themselves to
hatred and negative forces.
My heart breaks for you and the incredible loss of your beloved &
cherished daughter, sister, friend - i, too, have lost a daughter,
rebecca, my only child but to cancer and not to an act of terrorism -
"Blessed are the blood relations of the young ones who have died.
So if you pass the parents weeping of the young ones who have died,
take them to your warmth and keeping for blessed are the tears they
Take them to that valley wide and let their souls be pacified."
(lyrics from "Blessed Are...Joan Baez)
Blessings abound ......
DS, Portland, ME, USA
As a mother and a grandmother, my
heart goes out to the family and friends of this vibrant young
woman. I remember that atrocity only too well. I pray that we
should one day see peace around the world and that we would not
have to cry for innocent young people dying in vain. I was very
touched by the photograghs which will keep you memory alive.
My deepest condolences on the
horrible death of your beautiful daughter Malki. My prayers are
with you and your family.
Terrible times we are all facing and
the terrorists around the world MUST be stopped at any cost.
From Florida, USA
have just returned from my first trip to Israel. At the age of 56 it
was about time!
My heart bleeds for you loss. On shabbat, when I am able to light
candles - always 2 to observe, another to remember.
It truly is the homeland. I discovered that after WWII my father helped
smuggle guns to help obtain the freedom of our state of Israel. He
never did make it there so I went in his memory and honor. I know that
his spirit was always for our freedom and right to be.
He liberated Jews from Buchenwald. He bled and died for our people just
as did Malki in her own way. Our loss is the same my dear friends .
Unbearable yet as always, we will persevere.
I have just read with shock and
disgust how the producers of an HBO special here could have
so callously portrayed this murderer
as a gentle smiling woman.
The lack of sensitivity to the
heinous crimes she has committed against humanity and your
family in particular made me ashamed
of our American Media. Reading this on Tisha B'av
is a glaring reminder of our long
galut, may it end in our days. Perhaps most gripping of all
is your daughters "reminder" to
herself -- not to speak ill of others.
Clearly, when it is all said and
done we have only to look at our prophets and G-d's Torah
to read the writing on the wall.
The first Temple was destroyed because of idolatry and rampant
violence, the second for baseless
hatred. As Jews we know that this endless cycle of violence,
hatred and false G-ds will only
continue unless we as a people can somehow rise above the
pull of the evil forces out there
that seek to have us do their bidding -- We are being provoked
become like them. We must look to
H-shem for guidance -- we must cry out for deliverance and
Today, all the Jewish people mourn
with you, for the loss of your precious Malki and for the
loss of our Holy Temple. Please try
to remember that this is the world of concealment, the world
of Tikkun. Everything here is in a
state of needing to be rectified. Except your beautiful Malki,
she is perfectly shalem in Gan Eden.
Our prayers are with you.
Julie & Randy Diamond
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Roth,
I visited Malki's website tonight. Her photos and descriptions
communicate a lovely young girl. Her sweetness comes through, as
does your love and devotion to her. I am so sorry for your loss.
Malki and her friends were kiddush HaShem. May their memories be for
Columbia, SC USA
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Roth,
someone from our community forwarded
an email informing the jewish communities about the review of
HBO's Hot house film.
I read through the email and clicked
to see the Keren Malki web page. I was saddened to read of her
tragic loss of life.
I personally am no stranger to the
confict and the terror and suffering we have experienced in
israel and abroad. I served in Nachal and spent three years in
israel during the first intifada.
My closest friend was injured in the
triple suicide bombing in 96 in ben yehuda area; fortunately
We plan to move with our family to
live in Efrat, G-d willing in a few short weeks. making aliya
with our five small children, and knowing the 'matzav' is at
times frightning. I do know that israel is the place for us to
live as jews. We know, that in spite of the fears, we will not
let them get the better of us. "Am Yisrael Chai"....
when I read and cry of the thought
of losing a child, its hurts...and even more so for you as the
parents. I feel proud to know that in the face of such pain, we
will be able to add to the ranks of people that will stand up
and make a difference in israel. Its our home, and we won't let
them take it from us.
[Name and home-town withheld by
Thank you for sharing your beloved daughter
with the world!! My husband and I look carefully and prayerfully for
places to donate. This will be on the top of my list for him when he
returns from work today.
You were not alone in your grief on the day she died. My husband and I,
and many in our family, cried with you that day. There is a Sbaaro in
our local mall facing the food court, we ALL could imagine what it would
be like to have a such a thing happen. There is no way to express the
depths to which these people have sunk. As a Christian I simply say:
G-d detests CHILD-KILLERS, even moreso in His Name! When the PLO began
killing your children in the 60s they sealed their fate. They have only
deepened the Anger of G-d since. The mess in Gaza is only the
While some call for Israel to continually give land to these Evil
People: Know that there are MANY who would cheer if Israel simply pushed
them all into the Sea. We see clearly what they have done....
And as G-d tells us....we abhor the evil.
HBO? The NYT?....Had Brain Out?....The Never
Yet Trustworthy?.....Others outside our nation put way too
much store in what that LEFTY GOSSIP RAG prints. Nobody in this country
would wrap fish in it anymore. Its reputation as a Daily Fiction
Collection is now etched in stone. The LA Times isn't far behind. At
this point if the NYT or the LAT print something you can take it to the
bank that the very OPPOSITE is true...and everyone knows it.
HBO....why should we take a movie channel's input on serious things???
The idea that the people who killed your daughter would be set free for
ANY reason sickens me...and everyone I know.
If Olmert feels pressure to do THAT....it comes only from within
received an e-mail regarding the HBO film and a plea to see Malki’s
pictures so people can know what is lost when terrorists are allowed to
run amok. I pray that the family may always find joy in the memory of
their child and sister and that they find peace in the comfort and well
wishes of friends, family and strangers alike. Please know that
American Jews like myself pray for the homeland of all Jews everywhere,
every day. I myself lost friends in 9-11. While it is not comparable
to losing a child, I do still grieve. May Malki always watch over her
family and bring shalom to their lives. I really believe that the loved
ones we lose do watch over us and protect us as they sit at the right
hand of Hashem.
Baruch Hashem and shalom to all,
Dear Mr & Mrs Roth,
Please accept my condolences for the loss of your lovely daughter.
They may be mere words many years after the fact but they are
heartfelt and meant.
I am a 47 yo American who grew up in a predominantly Jewish area of
NYC. My maternal grandfather was Jewish. I remember my friends
older brothers making plans to get to Israel at the beginning of the
Six Day War. Your daughters murder is a part of the war Arabs have
been waging against Israel since the beginning of its statehood.
Some Americans understand that.
I wrote to say to you the New York Times has lost respect amongst a
good portion of Americans and the whitewashing of your daughter's
murderer is one of the reasons. Keren and all the others will not
be forgotten and their killers never forgiven. That is G-d's job,
Your precious daughter was so beautiful and full of
life---when I got to the picture of her cell phone...I could
not stop the tears. I came to this website from an article
you (her parents) wrote on the HBO program which featured
I guess I don't know what else to say except that I wish my
country (the US) would go full up and drop the hammer on
these terrorists that kill beautiful children and other
innocent people having pizza in shops and trying to live
their lives. We live here and have no clue about this
sort of thing. We go to Sbarro pizza and the last
thing on our minds would be that little girls and their cell
phones might be the targets of terrorists...but I believe
that we are not far from hearing this and understanding in a
way that the people of
Israel understand all too well and painfully...
Just a teacher of kids in the US
It is with a heavy heart that I write this to you. I was reading one of
my favorite weblogs, Little Green Footballs, when I came upon the
article about your daughter and followed the link to her website. I am
deeply sorry for your loss and for the loss of all Israeli's like her
murdered in diabolical suicide attacks. She seemed like such a kind,
loving child and I cannot imagine how you must feel. I have a little
brother and a little sister and I would be absolutely devastated if
anything were to happen to them. I am so sorry.
I want you to know, that, as a Christian, I am told by the Bible to pray
for the peace of Jerusalem. Last summer, I was lucky enough to visit
Israel and beautiful Jerusalem. It was one of the most exciting,
wonderful times in my life being able to experience such a blessed land.
I love your nation and I love your people. Israel and the Jewish people
will always have my support.
I pray that God will fill you with his divine peace and overpowering
love and that He will lift up your spirits with His everlasting joy. The
story of your daughters life has touched me and encouraged me to treat
others with the kindness with which she did. Thank you for sharing it. I
will pray for you and your family.
May God richly bless you in all things, may His presence be ever near
you to guide and protect you.
I live in California, was
following a link re/ the Flight 93 Memorial, and discovered
I am very sorry for the loss of
Thank you for your words. I try
to share with my children (my daughter is 13), my friends,
co-workers (I too am an attorney) and neighbors about the
threat(s) we currently face, and about the lies that are
reported every day in the "mainstream media."
I intend to share your article,
as it will bring light.
I am so glad I found your site. I am a Christian friend of Israel living
in England. After being moved to tears watching and learning about your
beautiful daughter and emailing the site to as many friends as possible.
Some weeks ago I downloaded the Chazak Amenu video
from a link I received. I cried the first time I watched it and as a
fellow Jew in the diaspora, (UK), I find it strengthens me every time I
I was then directed to your website and spent some time researching the
incredible work you have put into saluting the lives of such precious
people. But why am I writing?
I feel compelled to let you know that I feel so inspired by the creation
of such a website and totally proud to be Jewish. My pride extends not
only to my religion, but my belief that one day, please G-d, we may have
peace in Israel and unity between religions, heralding the end of
suffering, the end of terrorism, the end to these troubled times and
start to the future between faiths, nationalities and all people.
I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I just finished
listened to "Malki's Song" on the website, and it brings tears to my
eyes that such a beautiful, talented, and caring soul was taken from
the world. For the
short time that Malki was in this world, the world was made better,
more beautiful. I will be purchasing the CD and doing other things
as I am able, to help Israel's victims of terrorism. May the L-rd
bless your family, and hold you in the center of His Hand. May He
make peace for us and for all of the families of Israel.
Blessings, and Shalom
I have set watchmen upon
thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their
peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the
LORD, keep not silence, And give Him no rest, till
He establish, and till He make Jerusalem a praise in
the earth. (Isaiah 62:6-7)
May the LORD bless you
from Zion! May you see Jerusalem prosper all the
days of your life!
I am from America and I am so damn pissed off at what is happening to
Israel. (had to say that) I like reading her stuff. I was really looking
on the net trying to find and make friends in Israel. There is something
that country that moves my heart. all my friends ...and many of
them...eyes are glued to the news, praying for victory and peace for
that beloved country. we would like to help the soldiers. I'm not an
internet wizard, so
if there is any body out there who would like to make friends with me I
would love to hear from you. Sam
As the date for the
fifth anniversary of the Sbarro massacre is drawing near, I just wanted
to tell you that my thoughts are with the Roth family right now. I pray
that you will have the strength to face all the memories on the
rememberance day of your beloved Malki. I also hope that you will get a
lot of support and comfort from all your friends in Israel and the rest
of the world the next days. You are not alone with your sorrow - we will
be mourning together with you on Aug. 9.
I wish you peace
when the cold winds
warmed by the fire's
I wish you comfort
in the lonely times
and arms to hold you
when you ache inside.
I wish you hope
when things are going
and kind words when
times are sad.
I wish you shelter
from the raging wind.
And coolin' waters at
the fever's end.
I wish you peace when
times are hard,
the light to guide you
through the dark.
And when storms are
and your dreams are
I wish you the
strength to let love grow on,
I wish you the
strength to let love flow.
(The Eagles: I wish
With kind regards,
Mr. Steinar Reiten
My name is Hal and I live in the
United States. I have noted a certain trend of sorts, from
having read a few blogs, that there seems to be a feeling of
isolation, of being alone without friendly people to care
whether you survive or not. Make no mistake, while the Main
Stream Media (MSM) seems hell bent on a biased reporting of
events as they occur - often to the detriment of the nation of
Israel, rest assured that you are NOT in fact, alone. As a
student of history - I look at much of what goes on and realize
that it is generally the ignorance of history that causes many
to lack in understanding the events of today, that - and a
willful ignorance of human nature. In my eyes, the one mistake
(if you wish to call it that!) as of recent times, made by the
nation of Isreal, is in caring what the rest of the nations
believe when it comes to what it is you must do to survive. Do
what it takes and THEN worry about it ;) Do what you KNOW is
right. An act of war is an act of war. Israel has patiently
stood by and endured acts of war for so long that people have
forgotten to some extent, what
happens when one nation's citizens
commit acts of war against another nation's people. As for
"hey, what about our citizens who are dying"? As a soldier
would say "Suck it up and soldier, soldier!" Put another way?
Yes, the universe is unfair, but no
one promised you when you were born, that life would be fair.
If I were in your shoes, and my child were endangered as you and
your family are - I would be angry, upset, scared
and a whole lot more. But even more
so, I'd be DETERMINED. I'd be damned if I were going to go down
in flames without staring death eye to eye and saying "Dead or
alive, I love my GOD, but you will never win over my spirit!"
So, with that thought in mind? You
know the referee is crooked and the game is rigged. Despite
this, you are winning! So TELL them (Those who read what you
say) that instead of "Hey, what about our civilians?". Tell
them "We will fight and win - and we
ARE better than those whom we fight."
They cheat because they are not
GOOD ENOUGH. And when all is said and done - despite the
cheating that goes on, you still can hold your heads up, and
KNOW you are superior to the riff raff that seek to rain
upon your heads. Tell them THAT.
Tell them despite the losses of your own civilians, you try to
refrain from hurting too many of their innocents. Then warn
them, that although you sacrifice some of your own without
retaliation against theirs - that even then, someday, you may no
longer refrain. In other words, don't push your luck ;) My
father is a kind and gentle man. When he talks of his time
fighting in the Pacific against the Japanese soldiers during
World War II (and those times are RARE), I can still see the
anger and steel of his soul. He is STRONG, but he is also
gentle - and he has passed that lesson on to me
just by living his life as best as
Remember this one thing for all of your life: It takes a strong
person to be gentle, for without strength, there can only be
weakness. Some confuse being gentle with being weak - and that
is their mistake. The Hezbollah are WEAK and without strength.
Your people?Have both Strength and gentleness. Why do I say
YOUR people? I am nominally Christian and across to the other
side of the world as it were.
I note however, we are ALL
**HUMAN**. I can but admire what has been accomplished, and
hope that you all succeed in the long run. Until then - do not
lose your faith, and know that others of us raised in the shadow
God's love have faith in YOU.
Spread the word - although you do
not hear us, we are cheering for your success. Although our
leaders are not as forthcoming with support openly and loudly,
they are but a few. Although MSM does not tell the whole
truth (and thus lies by omission),
we still hear/see the truth. You are NOT alone, nor ever will
be. And last but not least - do not exhort Presidents to act
like kings, nor expect kings to act like presidents ;)
I am the music teacher at an Orthodox Jewish Day School (preschool-grade
8) in Connecticut. I discovered Malki's song on the Chazak Ameinu CD,
and knew I had to teach it to my students. The kids love it; some have
told me it is their favorite song. My elementary (grades 3-6) choir sang
it Friday, May 26, for our school-wide Yom Yerushalayim assembly. We
have a repeat performance coming up June 6 at our annual school picnic.
There the parents will have the opportunity to hear it as well.
I felt that this song was very appropriate for Yom Yerushalayim. As I
told my students: Malki lived most of her life in Yerushalayim, and that
is where she was tragically murdered. There are those that would use any
means to take Yerushalayim from the Jewish people, but they will never
succeed. Their terror didn't work. Malki's family, neighbors and
classmates are still there; we should all be there too, (and b'ezrat H-shem
soon will be.)
The children in the choir would like to express their appreciation to
Malki for the legacy of the beautiful song, and for teaching all of us
how precious is our holy city.
Todah rabah, Malki.
Your website was brought to my attention by Simon of Anglican Friends of
Israel (AFI) which I found revealing. I was aware that most of the
attempted terror attacks go on on a daily basis, but was not aware of
Thank you for your website which will as a 'Watchman' on the walls help
me to pray more earnestly for you, and the terrorist will be thwarted in
their determination to cause death and injury.
I've just discovered your site today through
a friend and have sent it on to others. Bless you for this! In America
we comment about the failure of the journalism industry to cover
?reality? as it really is. The problem is 1000 times worse when it comes
to Israel. This sort of blog is the only way to overcome the information
inertia that exists and which is otherwise held captive by ideological
terrorists. I will henceforth be an avid reader and do what I can to
spread word about your foundation.
David C. (San Francisco)
My name is Henk and my age is 57. I live in Westervoort the
Netherlands- Europe. I am married have a son of 24 (John) and a
daughter of 16( Emmelie). Since as long as I know I am
interested in Jewish culture and religion. I was raised Roman
Catholic but I am not anymore , I feel myself more as Jewish
Christian, but that is another story. Since long I follow the
news of Israel and all news about Jews in the world. I too have
seen and followed the events in Israel. But I did not follow
esp. the tragic event about Keren, because there were so much.
But not only for Keren but for all the victims I have feel pain
and sorrow. Last year I was in Israel and a taxidriver for two
days drove me around in Israel and he showed me a lot of places
were terrorists were killing people esp. the Dolfinarium. At
that day last year in the evening happened again a terroristic
act 4 hours afters I returned with my taxidriver to Jerusalem
were I stayed in a hotel.
I have seen the security in
Jerusalem and I have also taken the bus to have a kind of
feeling of all those daily feelings of people. But that aside,
not longer about myself. Keren has a handicapped sister, we have
a handicapped son, he has the syndrome of Bourneville(Tuberous
Sclerosis). I have in Holland for 10 years helping organising a
patient organisation and was for 10 years International Director
for TSI(Tuberous Sclerosis International). So I shall send a
donation to your Foundation, that is the least I can do and
you can use me in any way helping in
other ways as I can. Maybe this is the best way I can help to
help remembering Keren and the other victims of terror and also
handicapped people where Keren found her dedication. I hope I
can lessen some of your burden and that of other people living
I'm a gentile, of Indian background living in the US. I am appalled at
the decision of the motion picture industry to nominate a film which
humanizes and therefore glorifies acts of murder and terror. I saw your
speech to the Valencia
conference when an Indian friend who is also a victim of terror passed
it along to me. I hope you will succeed in sounding your voices in
public. Your message needs to be heard.
Just a short note to say that I have just
read Arnold Roth's address
to the Valencia conference, and was most moved by it. I'd like to voice
my thanks to Mr. Roth for presenting so clearly and eloquently the voice
of reason and civilization, so easily submerged under all the apologias
for terror. A brief suggestion - I don't know how practical, or whether
it has already been considered - if there is to be another
Congress on the Victims of Terrorism in the future: Perhaps it would be
a good thing for the next congress to produce its own definition of
terrorism and to advocate its formal adoption both by the UN and by
individual states. The moral authority of the victims might be hard to
I follow your wonderful work. It
makes a difference...
I have watched since the Foundation
was set up and read your web site. I am so sorry for your loss.
I remember when it happened.
You and your wife and the Foundation
have done something I can only admire: To take deep loss and do
what one can to do something about it in some way-- and in this
I find courage too. Thus I read your articles and commentary
with especial interest and they have weight with me. They are
informed and cogent. My friend also has begun reading your
posts. FYI, in consoling a local person who lost a young-adult
son to street crime, I was influenced by your example and would
like to think that it is a good thing when compassion is
strengthened from the example of others.
As a former 82nd paratrooper, I
bristle with anger calling terrorist bastards (excuse me)who
murder innocents & hide like cowards behind children (1976 Ma
alot) " insurgents"!!! Much respect & love to all who suffer so
much because of them. I'm a vet of 1990-1991 Gulf War.
As an occasional reader of the Haaretz
newspaper on the web, I came across a link to the Kerenmalki website
some days ago.
I was deeply moved when I read about your
beloved daughter Malki and how she became a victim of insane religious
fanatism. I consider myself a devoted friend of Israel and the Jewish
people, and since I`m engaged in politics in my local community I
decided to send a reader's letter to several Norwegian newspapers -
telling the story of Malki and your foundation. As you might know, a
leftwing party represented in the Norwegian government has caused a lot
of stir the last weeks by recommending a trade embargo on Israel. I`m
strongly opposed to this idea! In my reader`s letter I use the story of
Malka Chana Roth to show how meaningless it is to support the
Palestinian side without demanding that terrorist organizations like
Hamas must be elliminated. There can be no peace in the Middle East as
long as these murderers are allowed to operate from areas controlled by
Over the next days, some 150 000 Norwegians
will read in their newspapers about a young Israeli girl who never got
the chance to reach adulthood due to religious fanatism and intolerance.
This will be my way of paying respect to your daughter and to the
wonderful thoughts behind the Kerenmalki foundation.
One question: How can I make a donation to
your foundation from Norway?
I'm just writing to point out the
irony of your page entitled "Doing something positive."
Throughout this page, your diction perpetuates the very hate
that killed Keren Malki. You go so far as to blame Palestinians
in general for the hate, acting as though you were completely
without hate in your own black hearts. The pictures you have
posted and your tone of accusation and refusal of any
responsibility are a disgrace to "t he beautiful life of our
daughter and sister, Malka Chana Roth."
I'd site examples, but you're smart
enough to know damn well.
You are helping to create more
tragedies like the one that hit you so close to home.
Dear Frimet Roth, I just read your piece in The Jewish Week of August
12, 2005 entitled "Lessons from the Sbarro Bombing" and was both moved
and enlightened. I learned a great deal from your piece, which impelled
me to visit the kerenmalki website, go to a number of its links, and to
join the subscriber list. What you have seen, experienced, and written
needs to reach more American college campuses. I see that you have also
published with David Horowitz's Frontpage. As you probably know,
Horowitz arouses a kneejerk rejection among many American campus
liberals, who know only about his positions on American social issues. I
had no idea he involved himself with Israeli issues as well. I have seen
him speak at Brown and consider him a thoroughly reasonable man. But his
is an uphill battle here, and so, perhaps, I worry, is yours. Still, no
one who reads what you write can doubt the supreme importance of your
message. You bring home the actuality of living in constant peril,
something the American media do not do nearly as well.
I shall think for the rest of my years about your wonderful daughter
Malka. Everyone thinks their child is exceptional, but some children
really are exceptional, and you have done a marvelous job of
articulating your daughter's exceptionality. Each of my two children
lived for a year in Israel, my daughter in 1999-2000, my son in
2000-2001. Both knew the Sbarro in question very well. It is hard to
understand a divine Master Plan that would allow such a horror to occur.
One holds on as best one can; and your best is very good indeed, Mrs.
Roth. You have drawn something superb out of your daughter's life. That
is surely something.
My best regards always, RS
This is [K]... I wrote to you around the time of Malka's
yartzeit. I just wanted to say that, well, I hope G-d gave you
the strength that you needed to get through that day. I don't
know what else to say. I have read a lot on your website and all
of the articles have helped me grasp a lot more about the
situation and the politics of it all. Thank you for that. In
the group home for persons with mental disabilities that I
supervise we now have a "refugee" named "J" from the New Orleans
hurricane. He came to Alabama with his caregiver (who works for
the same company that I do), her husband, and the dog. "J" has
adapted well and-- unlike most of my other residents-- can
talk. He loves to work puzzles. They could only bring one
puzzle with them from New Orleans. After he had worked it
several times, he asked us for more puzzles. I thought of Malka
and what her friend on the video said about her carrying around
things to cheer up people. So, anyway, I got "J" some more
puzzles and told him they were from a girl named Malki. (Which
they are, since I was going to send money to you folks but did
this instead). He said, "Tell her thank you." So "Thank you,"
from "J." We are what is called an "Intermediate Care Facility"
which means that we have care for folks with specialized medical
needs. We may get up to 5 more residents in our house of 8. It
feels good to be doing this little bit of tikkun, but scary
also. Shalom from Alabama.
Hello. I do not know
how I came across your website. I just wanted you all to know that I
will be praying for/with you on Thursday when you visit Malka's grave. I
live in Alabama and converted to Judaism last February after years of
study and a degree from a Christian seminary (looong story). Stories
like Malka's and your response to what has happened have touched my
heart and let me know that I made the right decision. B"H. I work in a
group home for adults with developmental disabilities. I will keep
visiting your website and please know that your work and Malka's memory
are important to me.
Refela Ora bat
I came across this
site for the first time today, July 7, 2005. On the day when London was
bombed by extremists. When I came upon the "visitors' book" I was
appalled by one statement made on April 21, 2005. I cannot resist, and I
must comment on the letter written by Jerrold Cohen on that day.
I would like to say,
that I pity you Mr. Cohen, as you have to live with yourself and the
hatred you spew. As you look into the mirror each day, you must hate
what you see and who you are. People have the right to defend themselves
but no one has the right to kill another person for their personal or
religious ideals. It is the segment of society made of individuals like
you Mr. Cohen, whose hatred drips with hypocrisy and who perpetuate
all that is evil in the world. You must be miserable! I feel so sorry
for you and like-minded individuals.
disgusts me. Stop pitying the Israeli goyim who call themselves Jews. If
you steal a people's land out from under them and kill them if they try
to stop you, you expect them to sit still and let you take it? When are
you Israeli goyim going to obey the Sixth Commandment? You murderers are
going to make trouble for me in America. Sooner or later there will be
pogroms and my family will be killed. Get out of the West Bank. Get out
of the Gaza Strip. Take down the wall. Let the refugees come back. Don't
ask for pity by showing terrible photos, because for every one of those
there are a hundred of what you do to Palestinians. So you show pictures
of children suicide bombers. I agree. It is much nicer when you can
murder a Palestinian kid from inside your air-conditioned Merkava 4
tank, or just shoot him from the air in your Apache helicopter or F16
jet. After all, if you are a Palestinian who has decided to kill so
called "Jews", every last one of them who deserves to be killed for
murdering your family and stealing your home and your source of making a
living, except the children, always the innocent victims, you have to
make do with strapping bombs around your waist. How many trees of yours
have those Palestinians bulldozed? How dare you bulldoze over a million
Palestinian trees. You goyim have filthied the name of real Judaism for
the next thousand years.
There's a great deal
of good that can be done. Your website says it. I agree. Get out of the
Palestinian territories and never show your filthy faces inside those
When are you going
to become real Jews again?
I pray for
you and your wife to continue to have the great courage you have
shown. I do not have words to express how sorry I am that you
and your wife as so many others must suffer because of a hatred
that seems to never end. I just wrote a letter of
protest regarding the upcoming debate in England concerning
whether English Universities should sever academic relationships
with Israeli academic institutions. It is so similar to the Nazi
1930s campaign to rid Jews from German Universities. It seems
there is no end to anti-Semitism.
I hope you
have that strength one day. It took so many years for Anna
Frank's diary to be published. Perhaps that is the way in this
I have no
words that can describe the respect and humility that I have
when I think about your daughter Malki A"H, and how you have
risen to the terrible challenge. Let me just say Kol Hakovod.
quite a while now, I have been visiting your site. The
story of Malki, May she rest in peace, has particularly
touched me. I cannot explain why. Perhaps because of
that beautiful smile, those laughing eyes, the wonderful
stories told about her... I'm not sure. I look at those
pictures and think to myself: What a tremendous loss!
She seems to have been such a vibrant , energetic girl,
who generated such positive energy! There probably
isn't much I can say to you. But I wish to leave you
with a small, humble Bracha: May you find the strength
within yourselves and within your family to have happy
feelings when thinking of this wonderful person, Malki.
Her body may not be with you anymore, but her soul
definitely is. And the little knowledge I have of her
convinces me that she is with you , in her own
special"Malki" kind of way. All the best to you, Kol Tuv,
the website and wanted to let you know how sorry I was for the
loss of your daughter. I wish you and your family the very
Falls Church, VA
remove items like this from your site: "You may be imagining
them getting out of bed that day, praying to their god, storing
their equipment and driving the lethal load to a site of
pleasure and enjoyment - their minds focused on a lust for the
destruction and death of others." And instead focus on the
positive aspects and memories of your loved ones. Do not fuel
the hatred, however difficult that may be to you now. Do not
remind others of the horror of such acts, and place those
sentiments and images in everyone's consciousness. It only
feeds the hatred and adds to the pain. It has no place in a
memorial to your loved ones. The only answer is peace and love.
I would like to contribute..... I am widow; and no income- living for
now on the sale of our little farm.... so giving money is problematic.
But I am a handweaver and wonder if I could weave something for the
children? or something for you to offer for sale? We could discuss this
and come to something approrpriate, if it suits you...
I am praying for you daily, that He will comfort and protect you and
guide you as to what He would have you do, that He will give each of you
the strength to carry on.
I stand with you as you stand against terrorism. The attitude of other Nations
and even some Jew is deplorable. I can not even imagine the pain that your
family has experienced by the lost of your precious daughter. I am a mother and
grandmother and the idea of losing one of them is unimaginable, but for the lost
to be so tragic is even worse. If I can be of any use to you or help in any way
please let me know. I live in the US and am very much ashamed by the reactions
and actions of a lot of the people here and the Government. I want to come to
Israel to help out, especially the children. My heart breaks for them. Stand
tall in what you are doing and let no one prevent you from doing so.
Blessings... Sue B
I want to thank you for creating this site, which I discovered today. On
8/9/01, I was inside of the restaurant minutes before the attack. In my nightmares of
the attack, I can actually see many of the victims waiting in the line
to place and receive their orders. I again want to repeat how sorry I am
about Malki. She and the other victims of this attack continue to live
inside of me. I do not know if this is the right thing to say, but I
would gladly trade places with your daughter. I not only survived this
attack, but upon my return to New York, my office in the World Trade
Center was destroyed killing 41 of my coworkers. Hashem has kept me
alive to be the voices of your daughter and all the other victims. I
look forward to donating to your foundation, and encouraging others to
do so. I have already posted it on several Young Israel lists, and a
list representing the Jewish community of Brooklyn. Please let me know
what else I can do? May Hashem protect you, and give you simchot!
hello, my name is [...]. i am a soldier in the us army. i am stationed in kirkuk
iraq. last night while in the dinning facility i was able to watch cnn's program
on your daughter's story. i am so sorry for your family's loss. i think what you
are doing is wonderful, and i hope my small donation can be of assistance. i was
searching to try to find a way to contact some of the people who were wounded
that day. i couldnt find anything other than your web site. i was hoping you
might be able to help me find a web site where i could reach some of the vitims.
i was truly touch by each of their stories, and was hoping to tell them so. any
help you could offer me would be greatly appriciated. thank you so much. and may
god bless your family. your friend, [...]
Dear Roth Family,
I just wanted to let you know that i myself, am very involved in helping
special needs children here in America. i love what i do but at times
this job can be sad and discouraging.After hearing about your Daughter Malki,
and her unbeleivable commitment and dedication to these children, i was more
inspired then ever. i recently bought the cd voices for Israel, featuring
Malkis song, and i cant begin to tell you how beautiful the song is. I cry
everytime i hear it. i hope that one day i can Come to Israel and personally
help the children who need a hand to hold on to. This foundation is so
wonderful and i wish you the best of luck with it, and i hope i can contribute
to it in some way. i am 17 years old, and in high school, and i will be
absolutly certain to tell my friends about the amazing work that you do! my
name is J_, and i live in New york.
want to introduce myself to you. My name is Toni [ ... ] and I have heard
Malki's story many times; it is one of the most touching and human stories that
had come out of this ever so long conflict. The thing that strikes me most about
Malki is the fact that I can relate to her in so many ways I have a little
brother who is about the same age as your little Haya, and he has severe
disabilities, too; I know what it's like to give my mom help when she needs it
and I know how rewarding it feels to do things for my brother that he himself
cannot do, even if I do complain a lot of the time. We both love music; Malki
loved the flute and I love to sing, and we both loved the Jewish people, even
though I was born Gentile. It's really a shame that Malki and I cannot meet,
because we would probably talk for hours and hours about anything: life, G-d,
Israel, music, whatever, but I remember her story and hope that other people do
too; it is one worth remembering. Her life and legacy is worth remembering. I am
proud of you, as her parents, for remembering her in such a way that you and I
know she would be proud of. Thank you. Love Always, [...]
a Dutch student who studied some time in Israel. When I was there, the attack on
Sbarro happened. It (and the other attacks) shocked me deeply. Last tuesday I
went to The Hague to demonstrate for the right of Israel to defend itself
against those horrible attacks. I heard the speech of Malki's father in the old
city hall. It was so good! I would like to let friends and family read / hear it
too. The personal stories behind the statistics are nearly ever heard here in
Holland. I try to show people here that the media is biased and would like to
know if there is a possibility to get the speech in a paper or audio version.
That would help me a lot!
a student from Holland who has been to The Hague today to hear the
testimonies of the victims of terror and their families. On this second day
of the trial at the ICJ I felt it was my duty to come and listen to all of
you and give you my support. I was very moved by the speech of Arnold Roth;
what he has told us about his daughter and his view on terror. I want to
express how sorry I am for the loss of your precious daughter and how
couragous I it is of you to tell your story and pass on the message of what
terrror does to ordinary families in Israel. Thank you for doing so, because
the world often forgets it's all about human beings and not only about
politics. In two months I am going to participate in a course at the U.N. in
New York. Family Roth, I will take your story with me and rememeber the
spirit of your daughter and of all the other vitims, and defend Israel by
(from Cuba in Spanish)
Almorzába en compañía de un grupo de compañeros de estudio cuando escuchamos
las noticias. Sufro con Ustedes el dolor que ha causado este nuevo crimen en la
Ciudad Santa de Jerusalém y ruego que en la medida de las posibilidades
expresen mi solidadridad personal y la de un grupo de estudiantes
latinoamericanos de esta Universidad con los que previamente a este e mail he
contactado, con todas las víctimas de esta nueva atrocidad, sus familiares y
todo el pueblo judío de Israel. Ruego tenga presente que Usted, la Fundación
Kerenmalki así como el estado de Israel pueden contar con mi humilde persona en
todo aquello que consideren pueda servirles. Cosas como esta demuestran más a
las claras que Israel se debe defender con todos los medios a su alcance, sin
odio pero con mano firme.
Usted, con todo respeto,
<name suppressed to preserve safety of the writer>.
I heard your interview with Liam Bartlett
yesterday morning. I was moved to tears
by your compassion and your passion. By your clarity of thought and your
composure. By your dedication to your
daughter's memory and the good work you are doing in her name. By the anger
at her murder, but also at your lack of prejudice and lack of racism at
who can benefit from the Foundation. I
have sent of a cheque as a small token of recognition for your family and
your daughter. May her memory live forever. If
only there was a way to get the West to put pressure on the Palestinian
Authority to stop the hateful brainwashing of their children through their
education system. I wish you and your
family long life. ZK.
I really emjoyed your talk to us at Mt Scopus
on the 28th of August. I was very moved. I also learnt alot of lessons
from you. You really motivated me to get out into the community and help
people in need.
Your stories about Malki wre very
inspirational and it really made me realize
what a wonderful person she must of been. I was sorry that she was
murdered and I wish a long life to everyone in your family.
I also really liked the website it was a great
source of additional information about
Malki. Thankyou for coming to spek to us.
Dear Roth Family, We were very moved by your talk to us on Thursday 28th August,
at our school, Mount Scopus. Although none of us have had an experience like
that before and none of us have lost someone so close, we still understand
what you have to go through. We wish you all a long and full life. From
E, C and C
Dear Roth family and friends, I have just heard about your website and read
the moving story about Malki and the good work you are doing for disabled
children. I'd just like to add that, like others, I'm a Christian who loves
Israel and prays for Israel, and especially Jerusalem, every day. As another
visitor said, our governments don't necessarily speak for us. G-d loves Israel
and her people, and I pray that He'll prosper your work. As a disabled adult,
I don't unfortunately have the means to make a donation, but will spread the
word to others about your wonderful work.
With best wishes,
On the eve of the annual forum, in Melbourne, in support of the Keren Malki
foundation, we wish to reiterate our support for the noble work that all who
have been involved in this very needy area. Arnold's visit to Australia is an
inspiration to all of us and gives us optimism that, even through the terrible
tragedy of Malki's death that people of goodwill can transcend such horrors and
help those in need of support. Reading about the opening of the new unit at Yad
Sarah heartens us that the work of the foundation is helping to fulfil the goals
of your tireless efforts. We regret that we are unable to attend this years
forum, but will be naturally continuing our support for your foundation. A &
Shalom Shalom from the bayou's of Louisiana Mr.
I received a copy of your
email concerning Hamas and the cycle of violence today from a friend in
Israel. I wanted you to know that my wife and I shall and always be
"staunch supporters" of Eretz Yisroel. We are forwarding this
information to all of our friends here in the United States and to many who
own their own websites who have already agreed to put the BBC interview with
the Hamas barbarian on their sites.
Todah Mr. Roth for helping to
keep us up to date on the "facts"! We admire your courage and
honesty Sir. Please add us to your email list so we can keep up to date and
in our own little way help Eretz Yisroel.
My name is D_ M_, I am a special educator from NY. I heard of your
organization when you recently spoke on JM in the AM. I am very impressed with
what your organization is doing in memory of your daughter. I am currently
spending this week, until April 14 in Israel. I was wondering if I can
volunteer, as a special educator (my specialty is behavioral therapy/ autism)
or in any other capacity. Please let me know if I can be of any help. My
number here in Israel is _ or I am periodically checking my e-mail.
Thank you and Chag Samayach,
I'm 16 years old and i attend the Ramaz Upper School, and i just wanted to tell
Mr. Roth that I very much enjoyed your speech today. It really encouraged me to
have even more Emunah in Hashem, and it really inspired me. Malki accomplished
so much good in her short life, and i am sure she is resting peacefully in
Thanks so much and i hope your family only experiences happiness for the rest of
your lives- A
Dear the Parents of Malka Roth,
I am S_ R_. I am a jewish 15 year old girl that lives in florida. I am very
active in NFTY (Northern American Federation of Temple Youth). When i was at an
event they were selling solidarity bracelets, and i was going through them, and
picked up your daughters. The name Malka is a very special name to me, because
someone who has had a major impact on my life was named Malka, and i am 15 so i
decided to get it. My friend had told me to go on the
site to find my person. went on about 20 minutes ago, and found Malka, and
started to cry. The reason i started to cry was because she looked just like one
of me, or one of my friends. I just stared at the picture and thought what if it
was me, or someone in my family, or one of my friends. I am very sorry for your
tragic loss and wanted to let you know that I do understand what you have been
going through. I REALLY hope we can keep in contact and REALLY look foward to
hearing from you soon!
Hi there and are behind Israel 100%.
We pray daily for peace to come to Jerusalem. We are not in favor of
Jews giving up what God provided and promised to Abraham. It is yours
and if He said it, I am convinced that the issue is settled. He always
triumphs, especially when His chosen people
are concerned. Again we love you and Israel, and would move there
tommorow if we could and fight with you. Thanks for making your site
available to us and we know that shalom and healing will spring forth from it.
Blessings from our house to yours.
J. P.-W. J., Fort Worth, Texas, USA
I just wanted you to know that so many people
stand with you. We stand beside and do not pretend to even begin to understand the terror you are experiencing.
I know that as a mother trying to keep the day to day going with bombings
I know that you are now receiving fox news as
opposed to cnn,. but please know that many people stand with Israel. No
Blessings to you from Texas
Almost never in my whole life have I been so deeply moved ... I
was only capable of reading a certain part of your story. Otherwise, I might
have broken down sitting at my desk. Words hardly can express ...
Be strong and courageous in the ALMIGHTY
HE cares for you
Best regards to you
P.S.: I'm a German university student.
I am a student from Mount Scopus in Melbourne,
Australia. I know there is nothing that I can say nor anyone can say to help
feel the void in your hearts. I would just like to tell you, you are not alone
in the world. There are jews all over the world who are feeling the same pain
as you, for the loss of your daughter and for the fighting in the middle east.
The speech that Mr roth gave to us on
Thursday, 8, 2002 was very touching and a real eye opener. It made me think
just how precious one life really is.
Thank you so much once again.
ONE YEAR 10 STUDENT
i just want to thank you for finding time in
your buissy scedual to write back to me. i want to tell you why i wrote the
i am from melbourne and i go to Beth Rivka
ladies colledge. yes, i was at scool on
monday whan you came to speak with your two doughters. the first year when
the real fighting started my sister was in a seminary in yerushalaim. i was
very scared and i decided to do every thing i could , and now i still try to
do every thing a 13 year old girl could do.and i just want to tell you that
every night after i say shema and a bit of tehilim i lie there on my bed and
cry and ask hashem for peace.i am almost 14 and i was born when you and your
family went to live in israel. my last name is --- and my parents knew you
when you lived here.
thank you agoin for writing back.
hi my name is Michael Itkin and i am a year 11
student at Mount Scopus Memorial College in Malbourne, Australia. Today i
heard Arnold Roth the father of Malki speak at our school and i would like to
say that i was deeply moved by his story of courage and the struggle that not
only he, but hundreds or even thousands of Jews in Israel and around the world
have endured over the recent years. i cannnot say that i know how he feels as
i have not been personally aftected with the death of a loved one in a
suicide attack, however i can say that i can begin to believe the enormity of
the loss that these people have suffered. i would like to send my deepest
sympathy to not only the family and friends of Malki, however to everybody who
has been afftected by these acts of barabrism.
be strong and of good courage.
Dear Roth family,
I wish there would be a way to write what I feel,
but I'm afraid there isn't. The only thing I realy wanted to do, is to
let you know that even though a year has passed, we ( all of Malki's friends)
still remember, and we still feel the pain just as if she had passed away
yesterday. be strong and remember that you are not alone, there are many other
people that feel the same pain. We miss her too.
Even though it isn't easy, try
slowly to move on and live a normal life like befor this tragady
happenned. I'm sure that's what Malki would have wanted.
You are not alone. lets all be strong,( no matter
how hard it is).Hamakom Yenachem Otchem.
Today must be an impossibly difficult day for your family as
you mark the first yahrzeit for your dear Malki. I hope there is some comfort in
the knowledge that those who have come to know her in some small measure, from
your website, and from people who are acquainted with your family, mourn with
you as memorialize her legacy through fond remembrances and the good works of
the fund named in her memory. may her neshama continue its aliyah and may we all
be strenghtened by her example.
Hello. Your site came to my attention via some posts that
were linked to "Shark Blog" regarding the translation of the
"Arafat Bombs, Europe Pays" article. I just wanted to write to
express my deep sympathy for the loss of your beautiful, compassionate
daughter and my admiration for the way you are promoting a good cause in her
memory. I also read the letter Ms. Roth wrote to the
editor of "Time" magazine about the glorification of suicide
bombers, or rather, suicide murderers, and I couldn't agree more. Their deeds
cannot be justified without tacitly endorsing their immoral actions. I think
this realization is dawning on more people daily. Amnesty International
finally called the bombings by their right name for the first time today:
crimes against humanity. I think it's disgraceful that it took AI this long to
reach such a painfully obvious conclusion, and I plan to let them know that
when I respond to their next fund drive with only a note congratulating them
on this ephiphany. In closing, I wish your family much strength and fortitude
for the future. You may publish this letter in your guest book if you think
An American Friend
I live in the US and am a Zionist Christian. I stand with you and all of Israel
in this sorrowful time. I only wish there were some way to help, to offer
comfort, to hold and pray with the families or children. I am a grandmother and
my heart breaks for the children. Especially the children, but for all victims
of these horrendous crimes. Only Hashem can give the comfort needed. Look to the
G_d of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as only HE can help now. Psalm 33:8-12
"For He spoke and it came to be; He commanded and it stood firm. Adoni
foils the plans of the Nations; He thwarts the purpose of the people. But the
plans of Adoni stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart
through all generations. Blessed is the Nation whose G_d is the L_rd, the people
He chose for His inheritance."
Know that I and many here are pray for you and all of the Israeli people. Please
post this as I feel in these times your people need to know that the Government
her does not speak for all. Many, many love you and your country and weep for
I write this memo to you with a heavy heart. Although I was deeply
saddened by the morally repugnant bombing last year which killed so many young
people, I had not made the acquaintance of any individual families. I now
feel more connected to your loss and pain. I’m so sorry!
I just read a brief article
written by Shimon Apisdorf at Jewsweek.com about your daughter. The world
has lost a truly special person in Malki. I sit hear with a tears in my
eyes. I am a father of two small children (ages 2 and 5). I cannot fathom my
life without either of them. I cannot imagine what your loss is like.
I wish I had something to say that would make her loss easier. I do not
have such words.
I am writing you simply to let
you know that the world, and in particular American Jews, stand shoulder to
shoulder with you as you pick up the pieces of your unfairly interrupted life. I
USA . If you have any plans to come to the
United States you have a new friend to stay with. If I can be of any other help, please
Once again, I am so sorry for
your loss. Malki truly made the world a better place. That should
always keep you proud of your daughter.
On the "keren Malki" site there is a picture of her
and under it is a writing "always smiling". the issue is not that she
was always smiling, it's the donation that she gave to, just about, everybody arround her. there are many people that you could write "always
smiling" but the question is what made them be like that. Malki was the
kind of person who didn't always look for fun and enjoyment, she was a person
who always gave up on that in order to make things better for the rest of the
people around her. She always volientiered to do things. She did this to try and
make things better for everybody. when she came to Maale Adumim ( the snif ) she
always sat with the chanichot even though things weren't so good, and her
chanichot didn't behave themselves. She did this because she cared so much about
trying to improve them, she was willing to give up every little bit of energy
she had to do so. She was always running around asking people if they need help
with anything. That was Malki - a person who smiled, not because she was laghing
with her friends, but because she helped somebody - and that's what made her
happy. On the Keren Malki site it is written that you would be happy to hear
comments. I think it would be nice if on the site it would be posibile for the
readers to write in her memory. Let some people write a good word about
everything she did. I'm sure many people would like to feel they're doing
somthing for her, after all, she did so much for us. I'm sure that having a few
articles/stories written by her friends would do only good.
thanks for reading my email. I would be delighted if you take
my comment into concediration.
one of Malki's many friends.
A mutual acquaintance sent me a copy of your letter written
for the rally in Sydney. I just wanted to let you know how moving, and the same
time, uplifting I found it. Your precious daughter must have been smiling as she
looked down and heard your words of love and conviction, and your unwillingness
to collaborate with those who in their blindness would have the world see a
symmetry in the experiences of your family and the Al-Masris. You've possibly heard this before, but let me anyway assure
you that there are many, many gentile Christians around the world who support
Israel and do what we can, when we can to demonstrate that support -- by
protesting media bias, challenging government policy, and doing whatever
possible to assure Jews we know that, as dark as these days are, there is a hope
and a future.
May G-d bless you, your family and your people, and bring
peace -- peace based upon truth, not compromise -- upon Israel.
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