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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

Saturday, May 7, 2011



- Joy Krauthammer

Today, as percussionist at Lev Eisha - Heart of a Woman shul, I began to pack up my percussion just before the service ended. (Takes me a long time to pack many instruments.) Thinking wrongly that I would no longer need it, I took off my large cymbal too soon, unscrewing it from the music stand, preparing to pack it away. 

What was I to do? Here was the song where I need cymbal. I heard the moment arriving.  I quickly placed the cymbal on the top of my left index finger pointing north, while still drumming on my djembe with only my right hand, and I spontaneously took the fat soft padded mallet and played the wide round metal cymbal resting balanced on my upright index finger.  I felt very proud of my ingenuity! And I saw others in the congregation near by rows, witnessing me and smiling, if not laughing with me.  That I could make others laugh, felt good!

Kabbalistic Sephirotic Counting of the Omer, day 18.
Netzach sh’b Tiferet.  Endurance in Balance
I went forth in victory, in joy and harmony.

May 7, 2011

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