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R’ Dovid Malka, 58, OBM

R' Dovid Malka, owner of a favorite catering and take-out store in Crown Heights, passed away Sunday after a long illness. Full Story

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He was a special person!
October 29, 2011 8:29 pm

Going to Oholei Torah in the 80’s he took care of eating 3 times a day. Wed. nights was his special Roast Beef Dish..This was before “everyone” discovered how great a cook he was! Condolences to the Family…

no way
October 27, 2011 11:00 pm

so sad

Deepest Condelences to the Malka family
October 27, 2011 12:35 am

Boruch Dayan Emet

למשפחת מלכא
October 26, 2011 9:25 am

תנוחמו מן השמיים
מאבישי צדק

malka and tuller boys
October 25, 2011 10:01 pm

we are so sad of the loss we will miss you so much!!!!

October 25, 2011 10:47 am

what a great man, I miss him already
Baruch Dayan Emes,

Malka family please be strong!
October 25, 2011 1:00 am

Your father goes all out for another person. Your father will no doubt stir the heavens and beg for the speedy redemption!
Moshiach is on his way! You will be reunited very soon!
My heart goes out to you.
Reb dovid, what a man…

So sad
October 24, 2011 9:58 pm

Baruch dayan emes,what a nice man

a void that noone can fill
October 24, 2011 7:20 pm

dear chana and the girls. there are no words. you are a credit to him. if anyone needed a favor that recquired some one extending themselves beyond the comfort zone or what is convenient or easily attained the place of to turn is the malkas. …. your country neighbor cl

Baruch Dayan HaEmes
October 24, 2011 7:01 pm

To the Malka family my thoughts & prayers are with you. Rabbi Dovid left the world his wonderful children who are true Shluchim of the Rebbe. Rabbi Yossi you took the time to console me when my mum passed on, I am now so sorry for your terrible loss and pray that Hashem will console you & your family and pray even harder that this golus will end & you will be reunited with Rabbi Dovid now!!

Branch Dayan Haemet
October 24, 2011 6:49 pm

My heart goes out to the Malka family, our refills are with you. I had the pleasure to spend one Shabbos with Rabbi Dovid & his family and felt I had known them all my life… I also spent many Shabbosim with Rabbi Yossi & Chaya Hinda. It was their Chassidishe warmth that made my short stay in Encino

October 24, 2011 6:40 pm

The Malkas are an extraordinary family. Baalei chesed with a full hearts and simcha. When our family was sitting shiva for our mother, the Malkas sent us a message that a full Shabbos will be sent in to us. We need, we want Moshiach NOW

to #15
October 24, 2011 6:34 pm

thank you! bde

October 24, 2011 6:02 pm


October 24, 2011 5:35 pm

Hamokoim Yenachem Eschem…
I’m sitting in Yerushlayim Ir Hakodesh & reading these heartrendering messages about Reb Dovid,I burst out crying with tears,not able to hold back such full emotion especially regarding the BarMitzvah meal that the Niftar prepared so beautifully.
Wishing Reb Dovid is busy preparing theGreat Seudah of Dovid Malka Moshiach Bimheira Beyomeinu Mamash.MOSHIACH NOW!

There are no words,
October 24, 2011 5:26 pm

Hamakom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Evlei Tzion Veyerushalyim. To the Malka, family, my thoughts and tefilos are with u. Your father/husband was a gentle soul, whoever he met, it was with a smile and a kind gesture. Whenever he saw me he would ask how I was doing. His neshama should have an aliya and pierce the heavens and demand MOSHIACH NOW. Hashem should comfort u and may we only share and hear good news always.

October 24, 2011 5:20 pm

Yossi we love you,
You are the best in the world

Dovid's Dips!!!!!
October 24, 2011 5:07 pm

When my family and I began observing Shabbos, one of our earliest connections with the sanctity and beauty of Shabbos was when we would celebrate a Shabbos meal with Rabbi Yossi Malka and Chaya Hinda. However, the meals were made extra special whenever Rabbi Yossi would bring food back from his Father’s shop. A box full of Dovie’s Dips turned a nice Shabbos meal into an Oneg of epic proportions! When our eldest son celebrated his Bar Mitzvah we trucked in pallets of Dovie’s Dips so we could properly celebrate Shabbos…because Shabbos just isn’t Shabbos without Dovie’s Dips!!!!! May Hashem… Read more »

October 24, 2011 4:44 pm

so sad

boruch dayen ems
October 24, 2011 4:25 pm

what a great neighbor, i will miss him, Moshiach now

Vayidom Aharon
October 24, 2011 3:26 pm

Hamakom Yenachem Eschem Besoch Shaar Evlei Tzion Veyerushalyim.
Another one of the people who just found Dovid Malca and his whole family to be such nice, nice people — no one can say anything bad — It’s very hard to believe this really happened.
I didn’t know him well, but I feel like I do, just having gone many times into his store, and the pleasant manner with which he was to everyone. SOOOO sad.
Moshiach NOW – Vehokitzu veranninu Shochnei Afar vehu besochom!

I'll miss ur free chicken nuggets...
October 24, 2011 3:14 pm

When I was younger, I used to go with my father to dovid malka on Friday afternoon and sometimes i had no choice and he always realized and he used to bribe me and say like if u behave ill give u my famous chicken nuggets. Boy I always behaved nicely.
So sad it happened to such a good family. No one can ever say something bad.

I’m sorry dear malka family.


Baruch Dayan Haemet
October 24, 2011 2:20 pm

I know R’ Dovid from Kfar Chabad when he was a bocher in yeshiva, I did not kept in touch but I know him as a very , very nice person. Hamakom yenachem etchem….The family should only of simchas from now on.

October 24, 2011 1:40 pm

Dear Esti and all of the Malka family,
Hamokom yenacheim eschem …Moshiach should come already!!!

October 24, 2011 11:46 am

terrible news. may the family know only of simchas from now on.

the best
October 24, 2011 11:04 am

I used to wait for the day when the “Dovid Malka Cookbook” would be published. There’s nothing like Dovid Malka’s food.

Household Name
October 24, 2011 10:35 am

It’s interesting, if you think about it that the name “Dovid Malka” is a regular houshold name in Crown Heights….it’s a name always said with warmthn and happiniss…..

No one can find a bad word to say about him. Such a nice man…

He will be missed…..

the good die young
October 24, 2011 10:17 am

To write any praise about Dovid would be minimizing him.

October 24, 2011 10:06 am

A good man with a good word to say to me .i will remember him favorably ..so will Hashem.

Baruch Dayan Ho-emes!
October 24, 2011 9:42 am

As a bochur in Ohalei Torah Reb Dovid OB”M cared for every bochur as his own son and always went the extra mile to make sure the food was plentiful, tasty and of high quality! Like number 13 Reb Dovid made my vort and we all loved him as a father not as just a cook!
Boruch Dayan Ho-emes vehakeetzu veranenu … Vehu besoicam now!
Daniel Kaye, Sydney, Australia

Boruch Dayan HaEmes
October 24, 2011 9:30 am

A lot of people’s fondest moments center around Reb Dovid’s cooking. He was the essence of nuturance. He fed people, b’gashmius. But his real “feeding” was his smile, his warmth, his generousity. All of this, food for the soul. Reb Dovid will be missed, but as food is incorporated into the body to give energy, so will all of the qualities of goodness that he shared with us.

October 24, 2011 8:46 am

Hashem!!! What is going on here? Zisi, I am sitting here, and crying for you, and I dont even know you personally. May your father be a melitz yosher for you, and your chosson, and light the way for you to have a beautiful life together…. with MOSHIACH NOW!

Sruly Clapman / Besht center
October 24, 2011 8:35 am

There is so much we can learn from this extraordinary man Dovid, until literally a few days ago he tried his best coming to Shul every Shabbis ( although it was very obvious how much pain he was in ) he smiled, and laughed as if everything was alright.

Motzay Shabnosim he would come pick up the hot boxes from the Kidushim and have a quick conversation with us, he did not let anything get in his way to live every day to it’s fullest!!!!

Hashem should give his family the strenghth to continue living in his example.

A Terrrible Loss.
October 24, 2011 4:05 am

My heart goes out to the family. I personally benefited innumerable tines from the kidushim he sponsored every single Shabbos upstairs in 770, and from the melaveh malkos he sponsored weekly , both on a grand scale.

So so sad
October 24, 2011 3:41 am

Boruch Dayan HaEmes

October 24, 2011 3:19 am

we will miss your warm smille evrey friday. you realy ware the dovid malkah mshicha

here is what our Rebbe said in response to frequent untimely tragedies
October 24, 2011 3:03 am

according to the Lubavicher Rebbe (to increase safety against all harm including untimely death R”L) the top 3 concrete steps the public can do: 1) Annual checks on Tfilin & Mezuzos 2) Jewish self respect, in the form of adherence to jewish-law in modesty 3) Daily study of Chitas & Rambam as the Rebbe put it: “the above has an impact on the safety of the whole family & collective safety of the entire community” the Rebbe’s only motivation (in telling us this SEGULOS for safety) is bec he cares for our own best interest, its NOT ABOUT SELLING RELIGION,… Read more »

when my mother and her siblings were sitting shiva in Montreal...
October 24, 2011 2:06 am

It was a very very emotional and traumatic week. I was the one who took care of the shiva house while having just had a baby by c-section. One of the shiva days, huge trays of food arrived from NY to the house in Montreal where everyone was sitting. It was so special, and tray upon tray of delicious prepared food with love. It comforted my mother and her siblings and gave me ‘koychos’ to continue tending to all their needs. Thank you R’ Dovid – may your family be comforted by all the special loving gestures he had done…our… Read more »

I will always remember him
October 24, 2011 1:37 am

It was 1994, I was living in Flabush, and had $500 with which to make a bar mitzva. I call David Malka and asked him if I could just get some delicious chicken from him for the seuda for a few friends and my son’s classmates; and my neighbors and I would prepare the rest of the food. He asked about my situaion, and told me to invite “everyboby” up to 100 people, and as long as I would provide the paper goods, soda and the fruit cups, he would be able to cater the entire rest of the seuda… Read more »

to his Sister Shula in Brisbane
October 24, 2011 1:33 am

Hamakom Ynachem Otcha.
Chanoch v’Sarah Chanah

Zisy , stay strong
October 24, 2011 1:27 am

Hamakom yenachem etchem
He was a real , good , and smart Man!

moshiach now !!!
October 24, 2011 1:18 am

u were the best feb dovid and u still are we are going to miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!

oy! hashem! enough already of this "MAGEIFA"
October 24, 2011 12:55 am

Dally galus!
Why must “Chevlei moshiach” be soo sever?!!?!!

What does the Rebbe say in light of frequent string of tragedy?

reb Dovid
October 24, 2011 12:55 am

Reb dovid Daniel was a great ba’al tzedoka. A tayereh yid who did chesed first hand. Chaval al diavdin. boruch Dayan ha’emes.

October 24, 2011 12:42 am

Zisi I love u!!!

only simcha's
October 24, 2011 12:34 am

borush dayin ha’emes

October 24, 2011 12:04 am

so so sad, what a beautiful and sweet man. may his family have comfort

Reb Dovid
October 23, 2011 11:59 pm

if you count the hours a day he was up and working and not wasting time he was more active in hours then someone who lives way into the 90’s.

October 23, 2011 11:54 pm

he was always really nice to me in shul, though i never shopped at his catering, or never really knew him, what a loss

Please post Shiva details when you know them.
October 23, 2011 11:53 pm

Baruch Dayan HaEmes. Very, very sad.

October 23, 2011 11:41 pm

My heart goes out to the Malka family. They are all so close and we know how hard it is for them. May you only have simchas