Keren Malki, the Malki Foundation, a non-political, non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization, honors the tragically short life of a girl dedicated to bringing happiness and support into the lives of special-needs children

This site, and the work of Keren Malki (the Malki Foundation), are dedicated to the memory of

Malka Chana Roth Z"L 1985-2001

Memories of Malki

Scenes from a beautiful life

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An April 2001 snapshot by a friend shows Malki on the school-bus in a characteristic role, creating sweet music. Read about, and listen to, Malki's song.

Sitting and holding her youngest sister, Haya Elisheva, whose blindness and multiple disabilities were a major factor in Malki developing a heightened sensitivity for special needs children like her sister.

Life-long friends and neighbours, Michal Raziel and Malki, arms wrapped around one another in a snapshot taken by a mutual friend. The girls spent the morning of 9th August 2001 together decorating the bedroom of a neighbourhood friend who was returning the next day from vacation. They were standing side-by-side at the counter of the Sbarro pizza restaurant in the centre of Jerusalem when a Hamas agent of terror walked in with a guitar case on his back. There was no security guard at the door. The girls are buried in adjoining graves on Jerusalem's Mount Tamir.

Malki plays the classical flute at a recital in Jerusalem, April 2001.

Malki - the last photograph: 8th August 2001, Har Nof, Jerusalem.

On the evening of 8th August 2001. Malki and a group of school friends celebrated a birthday in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighbourhood. The following afternoon Malki was killed. The smiling portrait above is a detail from the last snapshot taken of Malki. 


When her mother's one-woman art exhibition opened in Jerusalem during Passover (April) of 2001, Malki was there at the cocktail reception, smiling - as always - and expressing her unstoppable joy and optimism.

The police phoned to the Roth home immediately after the mourning week (the shiva) was over to say they had found Malki's cell phone in the wreckage of the Sbarro restaurant. Its ballistic nylon holder was shredded by the nails and other shrapnel; a nail and a fragment are at the right of the phone in this photo. On the phone itself, Malki had written: "Assur ledaber lashon harah"; a reminder (in Hebrew) to herself that it is improper to speak ill of other people. (AR)

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Media Coverage of Keren Malki

 Speeches and Articles

Malki's Parents Write: Articles and public speeches by Frimet and Arnold Roth

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Terrorism and its victims

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 Remembering Malki

Sbarro: An Act of Barbarism

Malki: A Life of Beauty

A Mother Writes of Her Loss

Malki's Song




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