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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 Krauthammer

Today I continue
the moist delicious planting
of my glorious garden
where G*d's presence 

is vibrant
to my eyes,
muddied feet, 
and heart
in happy lively colors,
organic shapes,
and luscious aromas.

I listen
to the birds
sing with joy
and watch
the great lizard
in its stillness.
May my fountain flow

Come, join me 
under the shade
of my fig tree
and drink with me,
sun tea.

Today I have been reading about trellises, and the vines that need to grow vertically via vertical or horizontal supports, depending on whether they tendril, twine, scramble or adhere.   I bought a Passion Fruit-Passiflora, a Pandorea Jasminoides Vine, and a Lavender Trumpet Vine-Clytostoma Callistegioides for my growing garden sanctuary, and filled it also with more favorite roses. 
For my husband (now paralyzed), I build a bigger garden.

I used to create and transform with clay; my pots occupied so much space.

My poet friend, Ruthie, has shown me that I can transform and trellis these words of my heart and soul.

May 2004

"We have 613 commandments. The last one is probably the most important because it includes all the others:  kitvu lachem et hashira hazot. To be Jewish means to be a poet. There is poetry in the Jewish existence and we are commanded to see its poetic dimension. We are to write it down in order to share it with as many people as possible; every Jew is commanded to read the Torah, to write it and thus transmit it."
 - Elie Wiesel "Against Silence"

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