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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  ©

The very morning 
I discovered "Elderwomen Musings" 
inspired, my vision extended
to the mountain beyond the mountain
a scene I had never before seen.

Edith, 89 year old dear friend 
at 7 am 
called to tell me
her home's interior 
was infused in pink
from the sky
I went outside 
to look
I saw another world
mountain behind mountain

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(written for Tu B'Shvat, birthday of the trees 
and for Elderwomen Musings)

More of Joy's sunrise and sunset photos:

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- Joy Krauthammer ©

grapefruit generations 
visible together
at the same time;
such joy
in my garden

this citrus tree
one of two,
I planted
for my daughter
32 years ago
to celebrate
her 2nd birthday
brings me great bounty
to share
I am grateful

(written for Tu B'Shvat, birthday of the trees,
and for Elderwomen Musings)

(I hope you see the tiny baby grapefruits.)