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Joy Serves G*d in Joy as a passionate performing percussionist, poet, publisher, photographer, publicist, sound healer, spiritual guide, artist, gardener and Gemini. "Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" -Psalm 100:2 ....... Joy Krauthammer, active in the Jewish Renewal, Feminist, and neo-Chasidic worlds for over three decades, kabbalistically leads Jewish women's life-cycle rituals. ... Workshops, and Bands are available for all Shuls, Sisterhoods, Rosh Chodeshes, Retreats, Concerts, Conferences & Festivals. ... My kavanah/intention is that my creative expressive gifts are inspirational, uplifting and joyous. In gratitude, I love doing mitzvot/good deeds, and connecting people in joy. In the zechut/merit of Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, I mamash love to help make our universe a smaller world, one REVEALING more spiritual consciousness, connection, compassion, and chesed/lovingkindness; to make visible the Face of the Divine... VIEW MY COMPLETE PROFILE and enjoy all offerings.... For BOOKINGS write: joyofwisdom1 at gmail.com, leave a COMMENT below, or call me. ... "Don't Postpone Joy" bear photo montage by Joy. Click to enlarge. BlesSings, Joy



From Torah Parshat Emor

"Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: When you come to the Land which I am giving you, and you reap its hearvest, you shall bring to the Kohen an Omer of the beginning of your reaping." - Leviticus 23:10

"And he shall wave the Omer brfore G*d so that it will be aceptable for you; the Kohen shall wave it on the day after the rest day."
Leviticus 23:11

“And you shall count for yourselves – from the day after the morrow of the rest day (Shabbat Pesach), from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving -- seven shabbats / weeks; they shall be complete.
Until the day after the seventh sabbath you shall count, fifty days...”
- Leviticus 23:15-16

“You shall count for yourselves seven weeks, from when the sickle is first put to the standing crop shall you begin counting seven weeks.
Then you will observe the Festival of Shavuot for YHVH, your G-d”
- Deuteronomy 16:9-10


"Deeper than the wisdom to create is the wisdom to repair.
And so, G*d built failure into the world, so that G*d could give Man the deepest wisdom:
The wisdom to repair."   - The Rebbe, Rabbi M. M. Schneerson

"The book of Formation (סֵפֶר יְצִירָה), the earliest Kabbalistic text, which is attributed to Abraham, reveals the secrets of creation according to the ten sefirot (סְפִירוֹת; sing. סְפִירָה, identical to “counting”)."   - Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

"The 49 day period of Sfiras Ha'Omer is classically divided in two. The first is the 32 days until Lag b'Omer and the second is the 17 remaining days until Shavuos, when we celebrate the Reception of Torah. These have the numerical equivalents of the Hebrew for "Good Heart," Lev (heart) =32 and Tov (good) = 17. In other words, receiving the Torah requires BOTH profound personal feeling (lev) and objective goodness (tov)."   - Rabbi Yaacov Yisroel Bar-Chaiim

"There could be a freeman with the spirit of the slave, and there could be a slave with a spirit full of freedom; whoever is faithful to his self – he is a freeman, and whoever fills his life only with what is good and beautiful in the eyes of others – he is a slave."  - Rav Abraham Isaac Kook

I express my spirituality also during the Omer time through the ARTS. - Joy
Adin Steinsaltz offers: Bezalel's Creativity: Art as an Expression of the Divine
God chooses Bezalel to build the sanctuary in the desert because he was filled with "the spirit of God."
Explore God's role as creator and its implications for humankind, as we are created "in the image of God." 
Can an appreciation for artistic creativity bring us closer to the divine? 
How can art be used as a medium for spiritual development?

I am grateful that YOU are sharing or have shared the journey with me along the Tree of Life.
Thank you for visiting.  I always look forward to reading your comments.
- BlesSings,  Joy Krauthammer

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