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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 day 30



Women worshipers score legal victory.  Jerusalem court holds that women praying out loud in prayer shawls do not disturb the public order.

After almost 25 years that Women of the Wall have been struggling for the right to pray at the Kotel / Western Wall in prayer garments, and have been arrested, and finally today in Gevurah sh b'Hod, 15 Iyar, Thursday, April 25, 2013, it is announced that women worshipers scored legal victory. 

The Women of the Wall's great strength, persevering in limited prayer sites, and with great Gevurah, judgement, abuse and violence against them, and in endurance to pray in Hod, Gratitude, Devotion and Splendor, have been acknowledged in the Israeli court system following a Jerusalem District Court ruling handed down today. Women may pray with prayer shawls and phylacteries. 

BlesSings for justice, harmony, healing, egalitarian prayer, shalom, health, wholeness, revealed miracles, creativity, discovery, wonder, love and joy,
JOY Krauthammer
"Serve G*d With Joy"
"Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha"


Silk painted tallit purchased at Elat Chayim 1994
worn by Joy in prayer at Kibbutz Lotan.

Kabbalistic Tree of Life painted golden on Joy's tallit by Sandy Pond and Joy Krauthammer. 
Transformed Bali Sarong with added Tzitzit.

Joy Krauthammer and daughter Aviva wrapped in their prayer garments
filled with hand-woven ribbons based on colors of Sephirot and Days of Creation,
according to Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
Designed and tied by Joy Krauthammer, and ribbons woven with love by Ruth Zitch.

The talleisim are created and photographed and organized
 in energy of Gevurah sh b'Hod

During closing ceremony of Lev Eisha women at Wagner Women retreat, held at Brandeis-Bardin in Simi Valley, CA, participants brought their talleisim to me to photograph. 
Here is the collage of women's prayer shawls, now a cover photo on Lev Eisha website.

Talleisim have been created in Hiddur Mitzvah/beautification of ritual. 
These talleisim have been hand-made by wearers, commissioned and/or purchased from artists or at museums and shuls. 
Two of mine are on middle and far lower left (ribbon woven, and ribbon embellished), and also 3rd from left on bottom 
(painted Tree of Life).

Lev Eisha women's talleisim collage 
Wagner Women
photos and collage © Joy Krauthammer 

Tallit in process by Joy

Joy painted the 12 rows of Yahm Suf Tallit
© Joy Krauthammer 

Tallit hand made by Beverly Rimer
Lev Eisha
© Joy Krauthammer 

Cinda Roffman's own hand beaded and painted Tallit
© Joy Krauthammer 

Robin Winston's adult Bat Mitzvah hand-painted tallit.
Commissioned and painted by silk artist Smadar Knobler.  
Lev Eisha
© Joy Krauthammer 

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