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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

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Twin Friends

For me it is a Vision of Joy to see my VBS friend, Shirley Lowy, 
wearing the same (almost) purple tallit.
I enhanced mine with shades of purple irridescent ribbons. 
(See front and Atarah.)
Shirley and I also share birthday Torah Parsha BaHa'alotecha.

Joy & Aviva

 A Vision of Joy for me to see 
Aviva and I wearing our almost twin talleisim
These wool tallits, I designed 
and beloved elderly friend, Ruth Zitch, z"l, tenderly 
in Chesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Hod, Netzach and Yesod, into Malchut-- 
passionately pulled warp threads 
and wove in ribbons that chose me, 
the colors of the Sephirot 
and days of the week, 
inspired by Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi's
 color design of his Rainbow Tallit.

B'nai Horin chevre helped me tie Tzitzit, High Holidays, 1993, 20 years ago.
Each Omer Z'man / season, 
I especially delight in wearing my Tallit. 
Aviva, where is yours?
Please wear it. 
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