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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


Psalms of My Soul
ספירת העומר

Hod sh b'Malchut
Humility In Nobility

Sephirat HaOmer day 47
6 weeks and 5 days of the Omer 

Hod/Humble appreciation of the gift of being, in Malchut/sovereignty with all my individuality.
 Persimmon qualities birth anew in a tiny space and grow to ripe mature fullness in flavor, color, beauty, uniqueness, and quality. Only at the right stage of growth should a persimmon be picked, eaten and enjoyed and shared, or it will be bitter, and wasted. I love the Shin found in the humble unripe Hachiyah persimmon slice.
I am in awe of the baby and the edible persimmon, whether fresh or dried.

In Hod/humility, am I grateful to the Holy One that I, too, am blessed with special qualities, my Malchutness
Can I burst through my protective skin in joyous fullness and still be humble? 
Do others think I am anything but joyous and giving?
In humility, do I share my gifts when I feel I am secure in my skin/skill and heart? 
Do I appreciate the gifts that G*d has given me, that I can share, and please Hashem?

- Joy Krauthammer

Hachiyah Persimmon Baby 1/2"
Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer

Hachiyah Persimmons from Edith's Garden
© Joy Krauthammer
Shin Persimmon Slice
not ripe
ready for drying
© 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 desire to delete klipot/husks (negative influences) and again ready myself for Shavuot by strengthening, elevating and perfecting my midot/character traits.  
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