may have come to this page out of a sense of wanting to do something
positive and practical. Perhaps you're feeling outrage over the
dishonesty and perversion of media coverage in relation to Israel. You
might simply want to make a non-political, humanitarian statement in the
face of acts of evil and barbarism that keep going on and on.
Keren Malki was
created in response to a murder. The beautiful life of our daughter and
sister, Malka Chana Roth, ended in an act of hatred and barbarism. But
the good that Malki brought into the world did not end. Your help - and
our utter determination - will ensure it survives and grows.
Keren Malki was
established as a not-for-profit, tasked with addressing the practical
needs of families here in Israel trying to cope with raising a child
with severe disabilities. My wife and children and I are such a family
ourselves. We understand some of the challenges and needs, and we are
doing something to help. At the same time, it's our response to the
unthinkable acts of destruction and hatred and primitivism that surround
us - and that we will never allow to defeat us.
you decide to make a donation to Keren Malki as a way of expressing your
feelings, we will be happy to honor that donation by forwarding a letter
plus printed card on your behalf to the newspaper, magazine, radio or
television station of your choice. We will be letting them know of your
act of Hesed.
We will also be
explaining to them that people who truly want to see peace
between Israel and the Arabs understand that this has to come from
mutual respect, mutual understanding and the total and unconditional
rejection of terrorism. The work of Keren Malki symbolizes those values
quite well. (If you would like us to send something with a specific
message, please email that message to us via this
word hesed (sometimes written chesed or chessed) might
not be familiar to you. It's simply the Hebrew name for "acts of
loving-kindness" - basically, doing something good and beneficial
for others without giving thought to whether you yourself will
benefit from it. Much of traditional Jewish behavior is based on the
desire to do acts of hesed. You may want to click
here to learn more.
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step, please click here.
This may be a
good moment to mention that we have a secure
credit-card donation page. If you are a US tax-payer, the IRS says
your donations made here are an allowable deduction. Tax-deductions are
available to donors in Australia, Germany and Israel as well. Details