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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


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Kabbalistic Sephirat HaOmer - day 38, 5 weeks and 3 days
Trees Nurture ~ Tiferet sh b'Yesod

Looking up at the canopy of tree tops all around me in Mason Park for the Lag b'Omer celebration, had me feel protected in harmony with G*d's Love. It might be easier to paint the feeling of enveloping love for Tiferet, but having the trees all around me made me feel secure with something much greater than myself.

I felt Yesod's nurturing foundation of creation.

Branches grow up to the Heavens, and roots grow deep, and meet my needs for shade on a hot day. 

When I would visit my husband, z"l, as he lay paralyzed for months on mechanical life-support, I would drive the long freeway distance toward the hospital, and on the way, stop in Elysian Park. Barefoot I got out of the car and walked in the grass under 100 year old trees. I needed to take that healthy loving nature energy with me into the acute-care hospital room so I could authentically share in the bonding of Yesod, with Tiferet's compassion and joy.

Tomorrow would have been my husband's birthday. He died at age 59.

- Joy Krauthammer 

Looking Up
Mason Park, Chatsworth, CA
© Joy Krauthammer 

May the refinement work of cosmic cleansing that I do on myself during the 49 days of Kabbalistically Counting the Sephirat HaOmer help me to mamash/truly be who I am, and need to become. I need to delete klipot/husks (negative influences) and again ready myself for Shavuot by strengthening, elevating and perfecting my midot/character traits.

Note: The counting of the Omer takes place between Passover and Shavuot, and each day is associated with a specific Kabbalistic combination pair of Sephirot.  For a greater explanation and understanding of this theme, see Rabbi Simon Jacobson's "A Spiritual Guide to the Counting of the Omer," which may be found on http://www.chabad.org/ or http://www.meaningfullife.com/ 


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