In Memoriam of:

Lily Caseman

In Loving Memory of the Innocent Souls Taken Too Soon. United in peace, their light shines on in the hearts left behind. October 7, 2023, a day of sorrow, but their memories guide us toward a hopeful tomorrow.

Lily (Sagir) Keisman, 62, was murdered by Hamas terrorists in her home in Kibbutz Holit on October 7.

Terrorists rampaged through the tiny kibbutz near the Egyptian border that Saturday, killing or kidnapping more than 10% of its inhabitants.

Lily was buried on October 18 in Jerusalem. She is survived by her daughter, Chen, and her brother, Ovad.

According to Army Radio, Lily “would accept every new person on the kibbutz with open arms and beetroot kubbe soup, which she would make every Friday.” The radio station said she and her daughter had tickets for an upcoming concert by her favorite singer — Shlomo Artzi.

A family friend, Livnat Sherman Kotek, wrote on Facebook that Lily was “a simple woman — the most real person you would meet in your life, with an innocence that is hard to find anymore. Always smiling, and never once forgot to ask how I was doing and how my family is doing. Always with a kind and welcoming face.”

Writing on a memorial page, her daughter, Chen, said the pair “were like two best friends in an apartment of roommates, watching movies and TV shows, gossiping, listening to music we love, going out shopping and to cafes. We would talk all the time, checking in all day with updates on how I was doing and how you were doing.”

“If only I had one more day to give you one more hug,” wrote Chen. “To say thank you for everything and how much I love you, I promise you that I will continue in your path, keep rooting your values, your plans, your hobbies, the things you wanted to do with the rest of your life. You are with me in the purest and deepest places of my heart and you will never leave there. I will keep being upright and strong, like you in every situation.”
Source: The Times of Israel 

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