Monday, September 29, 2014

The passing of Lily's mother Faye Blauschild

To those that may not have heard.....Lily lost her dear sweet mother, Faye Fishman Blauschild, on Friday Sept. 26th.  

To all of our dear friends......

First I'd love to thank everyone for your prayers. The passing of my mother has been very emotional and sad. I know many of you have lost loved ones......parents,spouses,children,good friends and it's a very lonely feeling because it's final. Although we do believe in an after life, just the fact that you will never get to hear their voice or hug your loved one ever again here on earth, leaves you with such a void in your heart. Seems like it's hard to take a deep breath! I'm so grateful that I got to keep my sweet Yiddish Mamma till age 95 and I was with her when she took her final breath. She truly was a survivor. She was a very strong spirited woman. My entire family is thankful for the legacy she has left behind.
So many of you have asked us about funeral arrangements. Many of you wanted to send flowers and special gifts to honor Mom. I wanted to take this time to explain a little about our beautiful Jewish traditions when we lose someone in death.
Before I get into the explanation I will tell you that we tentatively have the funeral scheduled for Wednesday morning....Oct 1st. Mom passed away on Friday Sept 26th and it is currently in the middle of a very Holy holiday, Rosh Hashanah (9/24-9/26) and Yom Kippur ( 10 days later) so it is hard to make final arrangements with the Rabbi, especially since Friday night started the Sabbath. We will know more Monday morning.

We have chosen to give Mom a traditional Jewish funeral. Our father had the same and this is what she would want. A Jew must be buried within a day or two of death and we do not embalm the body so it must stay refrigerated until burial. Of course with family far away it's acceptable to wait until all gather together. The coffin must be a plain pine box and the deceased is clothed in a shroud.....white pure linen called a Tachrichim . The reason is because we are all equal in death and we can't take anything with us when we leave this world. God judges our merits and deeds, not our material wealth. Once the casket is lowered into the ground, the final act we do is to shovel dirt on top of it. Basically the family will cover the casket with dirt. The reason for this is the deceased cannot do it for themselves. In a way it also acts as a gesture of love and gives family closure. We never see flowers at a Jewish funeral. Tradition says that flowers are unnecessary and die too quickly. Instead of flowers we place stones on the casket or grave site. There are many speculations about the reason for this custom but the one that makes most sense to me is that stones were the only way a grave was marked before headstone were made. It also leaves a sign that the person had a visitor and they're not left without being remembered . We will then sit shiva ( means 7).....The mourning period which actually lasts 7 days. Family will rent a garment and gather in the home to receive guests. 

This is the way we do it and we plan to put Mom away in this manner. She deserves this honorable final gesture from us.
For those of you who wanted to honor our mother, I've thought of a beautiful way do this. This seems like a gesture of love and would carry on our Jewish tradition.

Instead of gifts and flowers we will set up a fund in my mothers name and receive donations to help purchase her a headstone! We cannot put the headstone up for one year at which time we have an " unveiling ". This way you can be a part of putting a stone on her grave. We can all participate in giving her a loving departure together. We have so many friends far away and we can join together in this gesture. 

If you want to do this, you can just make a check out to us, The Isaacs, and put on the bottom of the check, for "Faye Fishman Headstone fund".  When the time comes for the purchase of the headstone we will post a photo and you will all know that you were a part of our mothers home going.

Please remember our family as everyone is trying to get our here in the next day or so. 

If you wish to send a donation mail to :
The Isaacs 
PO BOX 370
Goodlettsville, Tn 37070

Blessings to you all and again thank you for your prayers and support 
With love, 
Lily Isaacs

Friday, September 5, 2014

Watch Lily's segment on Daystar tv........

http://www.daystar.com/ondemand/video/?video=3729958997001

Lily Isaacs recently appeared on the Daystar channel with Joni & Marcus on the 'Joni Table Talk' program.  You can watch this program at your leisure by visiting the link above.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Levi Bowman featured in SGN Scoops August issue....

John and Becky's son Levi is featured in the August issue of the online magazine SGN Scoops.  It's a great interview with Levi in the Younger Perspective article.  You can read the article and the entire magazine online by following this link.  Levi's interview starts on page 33.  Enjoy!

Levi's Interview article SGN Scoops


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Isaacs on The Opry July 30th



The Isaacs are honored to be playing The Opry again on Wednesday July 30th, 2014.

To Order Tickets to the event please visit THEISAACSOPRY
If you can't be there in person please tune in:
Online at:  http://opry.com/wsm

Monday, July 14, 2014

Audio CD now available

You can now order Lily's book 'You Don't Cry out Loud' on AUDIO CD.  This CD is Lily reading her book.  Lily just received the first shipment of discs today.  Order yours now!

http://www.lilyisaacs.com/p/place-order.html


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lily's book signing at Gaither Resource Center

We had a wonderful time on Friday July 11th at Gaither Resource Center in Alexandria, IN at my book signing. Packed house for our luncheon. Signed Many books and had a beautiful visit with fans. Thank you Gloria. I love you.  Lily

Thanks to each of you that has already purchased my book.  It's available in paperback, Kindle version or audio version on iTunes.

You Don't Cry Out Loud - get your copy now.









The entire Isaacs family about to enjoy a meal with Gloria Gaither

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Don Light Memorial Service at Country Music Hall of Fame's Ford Theater

It was an honor to sing tonight at Don Light's Memorial service at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Don Light has done so much for all styles of music. He will be greatly missed.  The Isaacs

Don Light passed away June 17th, at the age of 77.  He leaves behind a wide-ranging legacy comprised of establishing the first Gospel music booking agency, co-founding the Gospel Music Association and discovering Jimmy Buffett.  Read more at musicrow.com.


Don Light


Bill Gaither

Marty Stuart

Ray Stevens

Steve Wariner

The Goodman Revival

Vince Gill singing Go Rest High

Becky and Sonya with Marty Stuart and his wife Connie Smith

video
The Isaacs singing It is Well - press the arrow to play video