Good friends came over for Kabbalat Shabbat, the welcoming of the Sabbath. Before the meal comes the Kiddush, thanking God for creating the fruit of the vine. Tonight for the first time we drank the wine from this lovely wooden Kiddush cup, a gift from the friends for my Forty Years Since Aliyah Day. It is designed by Jerusalem artist Yair Emanuel. Other lovely pieces of Judaica crafted by him can be seen at http://www.canaan-online.com/150246.