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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

JOY'S POEMS ... "You G*d are the Compassion, the Strength, the Beauty, the Victory, the Splendor, and the Foundation of everything in Heaven and on Earth." (1 Chronicles 1:29) ... I see Your Face in All Nature that I photograph. ... ... http://joys-poems.blogspot.com/ . . . Click "Older Posts" on lower right of each post page for MORE earlier posted stories and art.


Joy's Sunrise World
© Joy Krauthammer

Before Dawn

- Joy Krauthammer


I am in Awe

With gratitude
saying my prayers
I stand barefoot
on the cold grass
at the furthest edge
of my garden.

I have arisen
with the early morning
to greet the Light
to watch G*d’s colors
paint the sky.

Even the mountains
encircling my San Fernando Valley
are visible, twinkling clear.
They frame
my favorite purples and pinks
across the blue
on the horizon.

From my hillside
the colors I see transform
through the tall pine trees
which did not block my view
twenty-five years ago.

Strangely, and I confirm
with my compass
this transparent, art happening
miracle of the Holy One
is in the south.

Maybe G*d’s breath
has blown and swept the sun
from the east.

Ah, there she is,
bright sun
rising in the east
peeking through
revealed through
my apricot tree’s
changing colors leaves.

Now inside, the early light
shining through my window
makes translucent
the purple petals
of the bearded irises.

I am in awe.

Purple bearded iris
©  Joy Krauthammer

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JOY Krauthammer, MBA said...

Dear friends,

My "Dawn" series was written while I was Caregiver Angel Warrior for my husband, z'l, of blessed memory.
Arising before dawn and witnessing G*d's miracles gave me the awe, serenity, strength and courage to face the hours of the waiting day.


Anonymous said...

May the light within you always shine forth, and may you continue to bring Joy and blesSing to all who know you.

With love & blessings,