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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.


Fig and Self-Portrait
© Joy Krauthammer


by Joy Krauthammer

Clustered all the way from Gan Eden
beneath giant green leaves,
figs, tender, large, luscious, plump, purple, fresh figs,
ooze white sap when plucked.
In bliss, I lift each sweet sensuous one
up to You.

Birthed to enjoy through and through
I taste the mysterious, mystical treasure,
delicate, dry skin and moist within,
ripe, bursting forth magenta flesh.

I release from the fruit
holy sparks of life. Satisfied
I feel them sparkle
in my mouth 
and as they travel throughout my being.

Figs on the tree, I bequeath
to G*d's wild life, other creatures
to glean and feast in joy.

I prune Your trees
and share barren fig scions,
branches filled with potential,
with others to plant 
and grow their own fig tree.

On Tu B'Shvat
may roots be blessed
may sap flow
and may buds soon blossom.

          ~ ~ ~  

Excerpt from Manna From Heaven
Read at Tu B'Shvat Seders by Joy Krauthammer

"In that day (of Torah and peace)...everyone will invite his friend in fellowship under his vine and under his fig tree." (Zechariah 3:10)

1 comment:

Shirley Hirschberg said...

Thank you for sending – just received sad news –
needed to have a reminder of how wonderful life an be...
Love and Hugs,