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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



ספירת העומר

Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer
Malchut sh b'Gevura - day 14, 2 weeks of Omer


The inner emotion of Malchut sh b'Gevurah is the mystical awe of Divinity. 
From that blossoms absolute appreciation of G*d's beauty on earth.

Malchut is mastery of all my midot / attributes in my spirit infused world.

Do I offer proper nourishment, and cultivate and strengthen all that needs to grow into Malchut? In Gevurah is pruning needed? Is there enough space, sunshine, balance, love, care?

Clivia flowers like the tree's fig come once each year.  Clivia appears in its Malchut, fullness and soon disappears on its one strong stem.  Fig keeps growing and coming, even past frost time. Like Torah, Fig keeps offering itself, wanting to give and give, but then there are limitations/Gevuah of the season. There may be figs on the branches I prune to give away in winter on Tu b'Shvat, but those figs do not ripen.

What is the blemish I am deleting, to rectify and purify for Shavuot? 
The weakness in Gevurah/discipline, and not being in joy, myself, in all that I can be. 
I cross boundaries when needed–try to flow through all midot, all Sephirot to succeed, and try not to limit myself where freedom is required. 

For this Omer site, I am trying very hard to be consistent in the labeling of Sephirot posts.
Some are, some are not, but in Malchut sh b'Gevurah, I really do try.

I try to reveal G*D in Malchut in offering the phenomenal face of flowers and figs.
These are the Face of G*d.
Photographed today during Malchut sh b'Gevurah.  ©

Did I say how MAMASH EXCITED I am to see these figs and flowers?!
From meditation and flow to Malchut experience of joy!

Climbing the Eitz Chayim / Tree of Life
7 Figs so far on One Branch-- Many Branches
Garden of Joy
© Joy Krauthammer  4.29.2014

Clivia's 7 flowers of fullness on restricted single stem
© Joy Krauthammer   4.29.2014

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Feels like full Gevurah / strength holding all over Sephirot.

Aura Over Sedona
Bell Rock while on photo tour in Sedona with Arizona Highways.
© Joy Krauthammer, maybe late 1980's

All the Sephirot Goodness of Divine Light
Meets the Strength of the Mighty Tree
Malchut sh b'Gevurah
Temple Ramat Zion tree, 
where in Malchut and Gevurah in 1980's I directed a consortium of shuls for women's Jewish education and this tree still stands.
© Joy Krauthammer  4.16.2015
Photographed on way to meet with rabbi about our Jewish Wisdom & Wellness presentation, "Healing".

Levaya was earlier today for Miriam Chaya, z"l, 
Video maker of "Timbrels and Torah", story of Simchat Chochmah
    Sephirat HaOmer day 14
All the Strength of Divine Shin she embraces
© Joy Krauthammer  Kallah 2009
 Purple tallit hand-woven by Peter Schaefer

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