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My BlesSings to You


Shana Tova U’Metuka
שנה טובה ומתוקה
© Joy Krauthammer 

BlesSings for a good and sweet New Year, vitality, health, wholeness, harmony & peace, compassion, revealed miracles, inspiration & creativity, discovery & wonder, empathy & courage, blooming gardens, majestic sunrises, singing birds, love, light and JOY.
𝄞 ♪♬ "Serve G*d With Joy” ♬♪ 𝄞



May your path be blessed in the NEW YEAR
with a 'good sealing'. 
G'mar Chatima Tova
גְּמַר חֲתִימָה טוֹבָה
Brandeis-Bardin
© Joy Krauthammer 


Ketiva v'Chatima Tova
כתיבה וחתימה טובה
May you be written/inscribed and sealed by G*d for a good new year.
© Joy Krauthammer


L'Shana Tova 
שנה טובה
A good year.
© Joy Krauthammer


"The King Is In The Field"
And The Queen Is Next To Him
© Joy Krauthammer   5774


"Guide me on the right Path" - Psalm 27
© Joy Krauthammer  5776


"Guide me on the right Path" - Psalm 27
© Joy Krauthammer  5776


"Guide me on the right Path" - Psalm 27
© Joy Krauthammer  5776


"With joyous song I sing and chant praise to G*d." - Psalm 27:6
© Joy Krauthammer  5777


"This is the day that G*d has made
Let us rejoice and delight in it." - Psalm 118:24
© Joy Krauthammer 


Shana Tova
© AvivaBell


Shana Tova
© AvivaBell


Shana Tova
© AvivaBell


BlesSings for a Sweet Year
Shana Tova U'Metuka
© Joy Krauthammer 

BlesSings for a Sweet Year
Shana Tova U'Metuka
© Joy Krauthammer 


ROSH HASHANAH    YOM KIPPUR
YAMIM NORAIM / DAYS OF AWE

A Time for Reflection ~ A Time for Renewal


Joyous AbunDance of blesSings for New Year
Dance and Drum and Paint your way into the New Year



Inhale Ruach   Exhale Love
 © Joy Krauthammer


Joy's appreciation for G*d's holy pomegranates  
always a good 'new fruit' in the New Year.

613 Mitzvot 
© Joy Krauthammer

May it be Your will, G*d and G*d of our ancestors, 
that our merits increase like the seeds of a pomegranate.
"Yehi Ratzon Mil'fa'necha, Ad-noi El-heinu Vei'l-hai Avosainu...she'nirbeh ze'chu'yos k'rimon"


Heart of Community
Be sealed together with Love and Community in the Book of Life
Not Alone
G'mar Chatimah Tova
© Joy Krauthammer 


Pomegranates
Shana Tova U'Metuka, A good and sweet year
© Joy Krauthammer 
Creative Soul Gallery, NY exhibit 2014


Pomegranate
Shana Tova Umetuka, A good and sweet year
© Joy Krauthammer 2016


Pomegranates
Shana Tova U'Metuka, A good and sweet year
© Joy Krauthammer 2017


Pomegranates
Shana Tova Umetuka, A good and sweet year
© Joy Krauthammer  2016


Shana Tova
שנה טובה
© Joy Krauthammer 


G'mar Chatima Tova
May you be finally sealed by G*d for a good new year.
© Joy Krauthammer  9.13.2015

Shalom,
Joy’s "less is more" blesSing
.
May G*d bless you that your New Year be filled with tshuvah, health, recovery from illness and pain, parnusa for financial health, and with expansive joy.

May you be blessed with an inscribed and sealed good and sweet year in G*d's Book of Life.

L'SHANAH TOVAH TIKATEIVU V'TICHATEMU


May the sounds of the Shofar abound
filled with blesSings for the New Year


"Baruch ata Adonai Eh-lo-hei-nu meh-lekh ha-o-lam ah-share kid-e-sha-nu 
b-mits-vo-tav ve-tzi-va-nu leash-moe-ah kol shofar"

"Blessed are you, Ruler of the Universe, who has sanctified us with commandments and who has commanded us to hear the voice of the shofar.”


With the voice of the Shofar, may your prayers ascend with the power of truth, and be accepted by Ribono Shel Olam.  
What does the sound of the Shofar mean in truth to you?
Do you cry out to The Compassionate One from the depths of your soul, the way we hear the Shofar cry?
Am I focused to be the best I can be, use the gifts G*d gave me, as I am focused on blowing the Shofar and connecting with G*d?

Joy blows her own hand-crafted shofar

 "...from the depths I called out to Hashem." (Psalms 130).


Shofar in sunny southern California

Joy sounds the shofar for women drummers
and home-bound friends.


 A sounding Selfie 
© Joy Krauthammer 2015


SHOFAR (to blast open to the Heavens) mouthpiece is designed narrow – like The Holy Temple windows– narrow inside and wide to the outside, for the light of Torah wisdom needs to be spread far and wide to the often darkened world– more than the Temple needed light of the sun to enter.
The intimate connection makes me feel good that I have with light of Shofar, from narrow opening end to wide end that for me compares to Holy Temple windows also opening wider outward sending forth the Light.

 A sounding Selfie © Joy Krauthammer  9.2015  Elul


Shofarot collage with Joy's own shofar in process and finished
photos and collage © Joy Krauthammer


AriellaShira and her own hand-crafted Gemsbok Shofar
photos and collage © Joy Krauthammer


Marc W. and his own hand-crafted Shofar
photo © Joy Krauthammer  2013


Joy and Pomegranates 
 © Shira Solomon



BlesSings for a SWEET YEAR


Apples 'n Honey
ceramic Rosh HaShana platter by Joy Krauthammer ©



JOY'S Expansive BlesSing


Shanah Tovah Umetuka


In this NEW YEAR

In all Four Worlds, spirit, mind, heart and body,
I bless you that the wisdom in TORAH flows through you, filling you.

I bless you that you know Emet / Truth,

and that you honor your own Tshuvah / return to self and G*d.

I bless you that you know Reflections of light and darkness are known also in Heaven,
not only as shadows below on the ground, and in mirrors.

I bless you to know that your CHOICES and actions make a difference here and to the Divine Presence.

I bless you that you have REVELATION and TRANSFORM any darkness into light,
"A little light dispels the densest darkness."  - Reb Shlomo Carlebach, z'l

May you draw down 
Divine energy to transform
 the material universe into the spiritual,
and to fulfill 
your purpose in existence.

I bless you to recognize the BesSings that appear concealed (sometimes in the depths of darkness).

May you be blessed in your own introspection and participation in sacred life.

May you always hold HOPE in your heart.

May you have LAUGHTER, to lighten the load.

May you be blessed with gladness, rejoicing and exaltation.

May G*d bless you to know your spiritual INNER peace and strength.

I bless you to have loving CONNECTEDNESS with your loved ones, our universe,
and with our Source of All BlesSings, our Holy Divine One.

I bless you to have passion, COMPASSION, CHESED, caring, and confidence.

May you be blessed to reach out for another, to LISTEN, and to be witnessed.

I bless you to reach for and actualize your highest POTENTIAL,
And to create new and to birth dreams; Plant SEEDS.

I bless you 
to acknowledge and harvest 
the Baby Boomer wisdom of your 'sage-ness'; 
to be the wisdom keeper 
and to go out and mentor the next generation. 
I bless you to become a Simchat Chochmah,
 a Joy of Wisdom empowered one, 
and embrace the sacred of your years 
and roots to the Holy One.  

I bless you to find your holy teachers.

May you STAND UP for your beliefs in yourself and in the world.

May you own your own VOICE and be heard.

May you recognize the possibility for Mitzvot, Tzedakah and Gemilut Chasadim / Good Deeds.

May you be blessed to DO what you love, LOVE what you do, so the world can come to you.

May you recognize your neshamah's deepest gifts;
And as a vessel of Divinity
 to REVEAL your soul
 and your gifts in our world,
 lighting your unique JOY
 illuminating Hashem's Holiness.

May you recognize your soul's holy deep inner glow and allow it to shine, radiating outside in our world.

May your insides match your outsides, just as a fine clay pot for its integrity, needs inner and outer walls of same attributes.

I bless you to recognize all the appearing SIGNS and gifts from G*d,
which visit you in your dream time and surround you by surprise in your awakening. Shma.

May you treasure your BREATH, and the gifts in each day.

May you be blessed to be filled with GRATITUDE for your functioning in life,
and for all your SENSES, near and far: of vision, hearing, touching, smelling, savoring, intuitive knowing and of heart.

May you be blessed to MINDFULLY know, mamash / truly that every moment counts,
even the still, SILENT ones, and the ones where someone just quietly holds your hand, and says Henayni, I am present for you.

May you be blessed to recognize the holiness of an opportunity for ACTION or inaction.

May you be blessed to enter the GATES that are open to you.

May your TEARS be Me'orer Rachamei Shamayim Merubim - to arouse much Heavenly Mercy.

 I bless you to realize
 that your tears from brokenness
 are precious GIFTS, 
as well as your joy
 being a gift 
from your deepest soul.

May you be blessed to have answers for all the challenges you face. May you be able to roll and lift and transcend the boulders, and find a well of joy.
May you be blessed to know that challenges may be where you doubt your own strength, and may be that which lift you up to see yourself in light, and receive the gift that is in disguise.

May you TRANSCEND immediate challenges and with wisdom, gather strength, clarity, and courage
to face yourself and our world. May you bless the challenge.

May you be able to SURRENDER, feel the lightness of your vessel, receive the message, and be inspired.

May the Holy One bless our earth, and help us to learn how to keep it "green."
May the Divine One bless you to help create the world we want now, and for our children.

May you be embraced with SWEETNESS, love and chesed / loving kindness.

A little DRUMMING is good too, and so are purple HUGS which I share with you.

And as Reb Shlomo, zt'l, blessed us all
May you be Blessed to "DANCE your way into the Book of Life".

May you be blessed to know and feel the love that G*d holds for you.





L'SHANAH TOVAH TIKATEIVU V'TICHATEMU
May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year.

I have been able to blow the SHOFAR each day in Elul because Marcel, z"l, loved blowing the Shofar, and he taught me.
The gift of breath that G*d gives us in life is precious.
May these blasting notes piercing Heaven assist and give merit, ilui neshama, to Marcel on his continuing journey.


May you be blessed 
with HEALING and joy
 in your relationships 
during your process of Forgiveness.

I ask for your FORGIVENESS if I did anything in word or deed this year to hurt you, upset, alienate or anger you, or cause you distress. 
Please forgive me. Let me know. 

Thank you for being in my life.
Thank you for your BlesSings you have shared with me.  I love you.


I bless myself to continue to work on my Seven Gates. 

One love, shalom and abundant blessings of health and joy to you,

Joy Krauthammer
Gila Rena Tzohara
"Ivdu Et Hashem B'Simcha" Psalm 100:2
Serve G*d With Joy

PS

My original intention was to keep my Rosh Hashana New Year's greeting to you "short and sweet"
without my soul's usual overflowing enthusiastic ebullient joyousness.

I have been advised that "less is more." Maybe next year...
I take this gate to mamash / truly send you blesSings from my heart and soul.


How do YOU choose life?

I claim JOY



Reb Shlomo Carlebach, z"l, quotes the Sochachover:
"...Friends! Let this year be a real beginning, not the same beginning we go through every year. Let's not begin the old record over again -- let there be a new record. New teachings. New words. New thoughts.
"Let every breath we take feel like we never breathed before. The holy Sochachover says when we blow shofar, G-d absolutely blows a new soul into us.  Lets keep this new soul so holy & so beautiful & let's inscribe each other into the book of life."
~ ~ ~

Bountiful BlesSings
© Joy Krauthammer  


family  friends  JOY  laugh  fun  kindness  giving  sharing  success  truth  wisdom  love  health  peace
song  dance  play  strength  faith  courage  vision  harmony  patience  serenity  trust  freedom
compassion  breath  focus  vitality  hope  time  miracles  serenity  light  connection  passion  gratitude



My Vibration-filled BlesSings To You
© Joy Krauthammer


Path toward a New Year


May Peace Prevail In Our World
"Guide me on the right Path" - Psalm 27
Friends on the path.
Thanks Rina for sounding song of shofar.
May our blesSings & good deeds be in abunDance as the seeds in a pomegranate. 
My Shana Tova BlesSings To You
 © Joy Krauthammer
~ ~ 




From my Jerusalem rebbe Yosef Ben Shlomo HaKohen
editor "Hazon – Our Universal Vision" www.shemayisrael.com/publicat/hazon  
A Letter to My Visionary Friends: 

"Dear Friends,
 During ELUL we prepare for Rosh Hashana – the New Year. This is a season of “teshuvah” – spiritual return; thus, during Elul, it customary to blow the shofar at the end of the weekday morning service. The sound of the shofar serves as a reminder to all of us to begin the journey “home” – to our Creator, to our own souls that were created in the image of the Creator, and to the Torah path of our Creator which enables us to fulfill the life-giving purpose of the Divine creation.

The sound of the shofar is a wake-up call, and it is not just a wake-up call to become aware of our personal and collective weaknesses which are preventing us from fulfilling our mission on this earth. The sound of the shofar is to also serve as a wake-up call to become aware of our personal and collective strengths which can enable us to fulfill our mission on earth, as individuals and as a people."

Please make MiSheberach for Reb Yosef, Yosef ben Udal.  - Joy
With great sorrow, I share that Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen, zt'l, was niftar 27 Elul, 5771.

(5771 = 5+7+7+1=20=2+0=2 = Double JOY)
(5772 = 5+7+7+2=21=3= Gimel = JOY)
(5773 = ?)
YAY



SHANA TOVA
L'Shana tova tikatevee v’tichatemee
לשנה טובה תכתבי ותחתמי
 © Joy Krauthammer


Shana Tova Pomegranate
Metivta
© Joy Krauthammer 


Shana Tova Joy
Happy with Poms and Mitzvot
© Shira Solomon


Shana Tova U'Metuka
A sweet and good new year.
© AvivaBell


G'mar Chatima Tova
גְּמַר חֲתִימָה טוֹבָה
May you be finally sealed by G*d (for a) good year.
© Joy Krauthammer 


Chag Sameach
© Rabbi Eli Rivkin 2016


JOY Pomegranate Seeds:
May you be blessed to experience Divine joy during Sukkot.   
© Joy Krauthammer   
"Be joyful at your Feast."  - Deut. 16:14

POM and PALM


Chag Sukkot Sameach
© Joy Krauthammer 
The schach of a kosher sukkah serves as the medium through which we absorb supernal wisdom and understanding. - Arizal

Be blessed to enter a sukkah alone as being an opportunity to enter Divine rechem / womb, as if we are held in uterus, when we need to be held, contained, with compassion and love. 
The image of sukkah protecting us is like a Divine Mother holding us-- Her children, and guiding us.



Joy's Sukkah with the Wizard of Oz and Dorothy
"There's no place like home."
© Joy Krauthammer 




You are invited to:

Joy's Fantasy Sukkah with the Wizard of Oz
"There's No Place Like Home"
Joy Krauthammer © 2011

Artist commentary:
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PSALM 27, read 2x each Elul day
"Guide Me On the Right Path"






19 comments:

  1. I bless you with a G'mar chatima tova / a good sealing in the Book of Life.
    Joy

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  2. Sharon Yofan19/6/12 2:10 PM

    Joy, Wow!!! Great artistry........
    Sharon Yofan

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  3. Joy dear,
    Thank you for this divine New Year greeting-- so much wisdom, depth and beauty here! It is breathtaking.
    I wish you all that you wish for others ...
    Love, Marilyn Elias

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  4. Beautiful, Joy … loving the subtle shifting feeling inhaling Ruach, exhaling Love. Mmmm

    May this blessings bless us all!
    in Love and Gratitude,
    Stacey (Go Gratitude)

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  5. Joy Dear,
    may you savor a cornucopia of peace, good health and spiritual enlightenment in the new year.
    With Love,
    Marilyn Elias

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  6. A very JOYful, JOYous blessing!
    Todah rabbah.
    I'll bless with my voice...G-d willing...
    Love,
    Aviva

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  7. Absolutely luscious!
    May you be inscribed in the book of life.
    Hare

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  8. LOVE IT!!
    I am HOPING that this WONDERFUL photo of pomegranates
    is one that YOU took!!!!!!
    Your photographs have become better and better over the course
    of this year and your "52 group".
    Kol haKavod..
    Here's to a WONDERFUL year!!
    Barbara

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  10. Thank you Joy. And to you.
    Reb Shlomo used to talk about how everything we do here has an echo in heaven.
    May the light and beauty from all the images you create, and from all your outreach to people,
    be returned to you 100-fold in joyful echoes from heaven in the year ahead!
    With blessings,
    Aryae

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  11. Dearest Joy,
    Your greeting includes all the blessings that one could possibly wish for a friend or loved one.
    May you be inscribed to have the sweetest year...
    filled with optimal health, joyous occasions and delight in every day and way.
    Much love,
    Ida

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  12. Diane Elliot22/9/14 2:34 PM

    Thank you, Joy,
    it was wonderful to be with you in Oregon, making music, dancing and praying.
    Your blessings are much appreciated
    and may this also be a good, sweet, inspiring, creative, and blessed year for you.
    Love,
    Diane

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  13. Cheryl Weiner22/9/14 2:37 PM

    Thank you Joy...
    lovely photography and lovely message... I especially like "revealed miracles"...
    May you and yours be blessed throughout the new year with a continuation of learning, love, and laughter.

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  14. Rabbi Joshua Gordon22/9/14 2:37 PM

    Thank you very much.
    Shana Tova to you and all your loved ones.

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  15. Dear Joy,
    How wonderful to receive your passionate blessings and joy welcoming the New Year!
    Thank you.
    May all that you bring to us in your gifts be brought back to you in abundance to fulfill all your dreams in this New Year!.
    Sarah

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  16. Mamash, I am so grateful for my friends gevaldt BlesSings back to me for the New Year.
    Feeling deeply,
    Love, Joy

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  17. Dear Joy,
    L’shana tova back to you.
    I send you so many blessings for a creative, healthy, balanced, loving new year.
    And may our world find its way to greater peace.
    Fondly,
    Nan

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  18. Dear Joy,
    Thank you for thinking of me and for the beautiful wishes for a Shana Tova.
    May you and all your loved ones enjoy a year filled with Hashem's abundant revealed blessings and some unrevealed blessings.
    May you continue to share these blessings. May you continue to bring light into your life, the lives around you and into the world.
    Good health, always faith and joy, sweetness and peace.
    Shana Tova u'mituka
    Faith and the entire Saunders Mishpacha

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  19. Cindy Paley8/10/14 2:24 PM

    (Sukkot Pom and Palm)
    I love your art and photography! MAGNIFICENT!
    Chag Sameach!
    xoxo Cindy

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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