Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Travel-friendly Shabbat kits, contemporary protest art, dinosaurs, rituals and more

1. Farewell, Anti-Apartheid Campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Activist and icon of the anti-apartheid movement, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away at 81 years old. Married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years (and separated for 30 years because of his imprisonment), Madikizela-Mandela became an “international symbol of resistance to apartheid and a rallying point for poor, black township residents who demanded their freedom.” Later, however, her reputation was …

Sebastian Bergne’s Travel-Size Kits for Shabbat Rituals

British designer Sebastian Bergne has created brilliant travel-size kits for Shabbat rituals on the move. In order to keep up tradition in contemporary life, Bergne’s kits include a wine glass and “digitally printed bread cloth and portable glass candle holders” all housed in a 3D-printed box. Called Digital Shabbat, the set was created for “To Go: New Designs for Jewish Ritual Objects,” an exhibition currently …

Monty’s Deli Opens in London

The market stall upgrades into a full proper delicatessen

With humble beginnings as a bustling market stall on Druid Street, East London’s Monty’s Deli—thanks to a successful Kickstarter that helped raise more than £50,000—has just opened its doors as a brick-and-mortar restaurant. With the additional kitchen space and actual seating, it means preparing Jewish classics for even more hungry mouths. This is one of the few places in the city to make their salt …